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Record #: R2021-77   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 1/27/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Education and Child Development
Final action:
Title: Call for endorsement of pay equity and equal pay for equal work and urge City Colleges to compensate adjunct faculty at pay rates comparable to employees who perform similar work
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan, La Spata, Daniel , Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Harris, Michelle A., Mitchell, Gregory I., Thompson, Patrick D., Cardenas, George A., Quinn, Marty, Burke, Edward M., Lopez, Raymond A., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., O'Shea, Matthew J., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Rodriguez, Michael D., Tabares, Silvana, Scott, Jr. Michael, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Waguespack, Scott, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Austin, Carrie M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma, Sposato, Nicholas, Nugent, Samantha , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Napolitano, Anthony V., Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Gardiner, James M. , Cappleman, James, Martin, Matthew J. , Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E. , Silverstein, Debra L., Beale, Anthony
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Chicago City Colleges
Attachments: 1. R2021-77.pdf








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Committee(s) Assignment:
Tunney (44) Gardiner (45) Cappleman (46) Martin (47) Osterman (48) Hadden (49) Silverstein (50) Beale (9) Resolution
Call for endorsement of pay equity and equal pay for equal work and urge City Colleges to compensate adjunct faculty at pay rates comparable to employees who perform similar work
Committee on Education and Child Development
To be referred to the Committee on Education and Child Development

RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, Part-time adjunct faculty teach nearly 65% of all classes at City Colleges, teach the same courses and earn the same degrees as tenured full-time faculty; and
WHEREAS, part-time faculty at City Colleges earn an average of $13,604 per year -well under the 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) of $26,200 for a family of four, and receive very few benefits; and
WHEREAS, even if teaching the same number of classes, part-time faculty would be paid $.51 less on the dollar than a full-time professor; and
WHEREAS, adjuncts receive 16.3% less salaries than part-time adult educators at City Colleges, and unlike part-time adult educators, receive no pay for class preparation time; and
WHEREAS, Chicago taxpayers are forced to pick up the financial cost for the estimated 25% of part-time faculty who receive governmental assistance; and
WHEREAS, adjunct salaries at City Colleges range between 15.2% to 18.0% less than comparable community colleges in and around the Chicago area; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of City Colleges is subject to appointment and jurisdiction of the Mayor of Chicago; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, We, the undersigned members ofthe Chicago City Council endorse the principle of pay equity and equal pay for equal work. To this end, we urge City Colleges to compensate its adjunct faculty at pay rates comparable to other employees who perform the same or similar work.



Susan Sadlowski Garza, Alderwoman, 10th Ward Chairwoman, Committee on Workforce Development
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