We, the Adjunct Faculty at Dominican University of California, stand united in our belief that Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Nicola Pitchford should attend all the joint bargaining sessions being held to negotiate our contract of our working conditions.
The Adjunct Faculty at DUoC comprises about 75% of the faculty and we teach about half the classes. We matter. Without Dr. Pitchford's presence, we feel the administration does not recognize the validity or importance of our contract negotiations.
We feel the current administrative bargaining team of Natasha Baker of Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP and DUoC's Director of Human Resources Wendy Lee often merely acts as a messenger of our voice, making negotiations prolonged and protracted. With Dr. Pitchford at the table, our stance will be accurately portrayed to a true decision maker.