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Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections after investigation into complaints

Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections after investigation into complaints

October 11, 2019

Updated 10/11/19 at 9:50 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from CFAC President Diana Vallera   Following two complaints from Columbia part-time faculty members alleging the past two ...

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 19, 2019

Thank you for your balanced reporting about union members and fee-payers' concerns about the rushed vote to affiliate with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Although I am sure that many members thought...

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

CFAC, Aguijón Theater and nonbinary IDs

September 11, 2019

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3XYCVVLH3yoyr4XuAAXUTg On this episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff discusses mixed reactions to CFAC's affiliation vote from union membership, a book on the longest...

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 9, 2019

Some members of the Columbia Faculty Union were dismayed by how a summertime affiliation vote was handled by union leadership, citing a lack of information before the “rushed” vote and concerns ...

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

CFAC votes to affiliate with Illinois Federation of Teachers

August 28, 2019

Columbia's part-time teachers union has voted in favor of affiliating with the Illinois Federation of Teachers—the same union that includes the Chicago Teachers Union—it was announced Wednesday...

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

June 6, 2019

  After nearly two years without a labor contract, the new contract for part-time faculty is described by some as “balanced” for the college and union, but by others as “discriminator...

CFAC ratifies labor contract

CFAC ratifies labor contract

May 15, 2019

Columbia's part-time faculty union and the administration have signed a labor contract, with 95% of union members voting to ratify the contract, according to CFAC President Diana Vallera. Ratification was co...

CFAC holds informational meetings before contract ratification vote this week

CFAC holds informational meetings before contract ratification vote this week

May 13, 2019

Updated: 5/15/2019, 6:26 p.m. Union members voted to ratify the contract.   Columbia's part-time faculty union is holding informational meetings as its members vote on ratification of th...

Union members, leadership eager to focus on students following contract agreement

Union members, leadership eager to focus on students following contract agreement

April 19, 2019

Despite the part-time faculty union and the college reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract April 17 after more than a year without one, some union members and students are looking for increased ...

College, union reach tentative agreement

College, union reach tentative agreement

April 17, 2019

Following a week of tense bargaining discussions and the possibility of a strike, college administration and CFAC union leadership have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement, accordin...

Some union members feel ‘in the dark,’ others feel administration lacks respect for CFAC

Some union members feel ‘in the dark,’ others feel administration lacks respect for CFAC

April 16, 2019

With the part-time faculty union prepared to strike amid disagreements with college administration over a new labor contract, some students are upset at the possibility of canceled classes, and some un...

CFAC: College retracted key points during bargaining session

CFAC: College retracted key points during bargaining session

April 12, 2019

Columbia's administration and Columbia's part-time faculty union have not come to an agreement in their most recent round of negotiations, just days after union members approved a strike authorization...

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