Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT Constitution: Article VII


Section I

The following standing committees shall be formed as needed: (1) Membership Committee; (2) Publicity Committee; (3) Education Committee; (4) Negotiation Committee; (5) Grievance Committee; (6) Committee on Political Education (COPE).

Section II

Members of each committee will serve in equal numbers from each campus in the CCAC system if possible and be elected by the membership on each campus.

Section III

The chairperson(s) for each of the standing and special committees shall be appointed by the President with the consent of a majority of the elected officers.

Section IV

Committees may not represent the local or access Federation funds without prior approval from the Executive Committee.


All committees shall be responsible for advising the Executive Committee of their progress and also as to ways of strengthening and improving the role and activities of the Federation in their respective areas of responsibilities.

The Publicity Committee shall prepare and distribute a news bulletin. Every effort shall be made by this committee to make use of other sources of publicity, i.e. newspapers, radio and television.

The Education Committee shall study and make recommendations for improvements in curricula, class size, instructional equipment, and other professional matters.

The Committee on Political Education (COPE) shall consider recommendations to these organizations. It shall keep informed of legislation which may affect the Federation and education. It shall initiate recommendations for political activity to the Executive Committee. Each member of the bargaining unit may voluntarily contribute via check off two ($2.00) dollars per month from his/her monthly dues deduction to be used for COPE activities. Said voluntary deduction shall not reflect an increase in dues, but rather an allotment from the current deduction and shall be effective the date the member signs the authorization card for COPE deduction.

  • The Budget Committee shall be responsible for implementation of the budget procedures.
  • The Audit Committee shall be responsible for implementation of audit procedures.
  • The Election Committee will supervise and oversee every aspect of the election of Officers, Delegates and Representatives as outlined in Articles IV and VII.
  • The Social Committee shall arrange such programs and entertainment as the Executive Committee may authorize.