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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...

The college and part-time faculty union leadership reached a tentative agreement April 17 for a new contract after more than a year without a contract for part-time faculty.

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 ...

Part-time faculty and supporters rallied outside  600 S. Michigan. Nov. 30 in a fight for better wages, smaller class sizes, and more.

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...

Students and part time faculty protested outside of 600 S. Michigan on day one of a two day strike in December 2017 against the college's decision to raise tuition and unfair contract negotiations.

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...

A crowd of Columbia professors, students and supporters participate in a strike outside 600 S. Michigan Ave. held by the Part Time Faculty Union, P-Fac, on the demonstration's second and final day Nov. 30.

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...

Updated: CFAC members authorize strike, negotiations continue

Updated: CFAC members authorize strike, negotiations continue

April 9, 2019

Members of Columbia's part-time faculty union voted to authorize a strike, unless a contract agreement is reached. Sixty-eight percent of union members voted, with 76% voting in favor of a strike. "With more b...

Supporters and members of P-Fac on the first day of the two day P-Fac strike, outside of 600 S. Michicagan Ave. on Nov. 29.

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations

January 18, 2019

This story has been updated. 1/18/2019, 6:45 PM Less than 24 hours after stating in a joint announcement that the Columbia Faculty Union and the college had “met with a federal mediator to...

Students and faculty gathered outside of 600 S. Michigan Ave. Oct. 17 to express their thoughts on Dr. Kim and the future of Columbia.

C-Fac, supporters call for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation

October 22, 2018

The Columbia Faculty Union and OurColumbia coalition is demanding the resignation of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim amid allegations that Kim and his administration allowed a culture of sexism a...

Editor's Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

Editor’s Note: Relationship between college, adjunct faculty must improve

October 15, 2018

A string of recent updates regarding the college’s relationship and collective bargaining with part-time faculty demonstrate a flawed rapport between the two parties, an issue that must be amended for th...

Editor's Note: Columbia seeking ‘accomplished, progressive’ new provost

Editor’s Note: Columbia seeking ‘accomplished, progressive’ new provost

October 1, 2018

According to a new job description posted on multiple sites Sept. 26, Columbia and national search firm Isaacson, Miller, are looking for an “accomplished, progressive” leader as the college’s n...

P-Fac rally at 600 S. Michigan on April 27.

P-Fac rallies before bargaining session

April 27, 2018

The part-time faculty union held a rally April 27, joined by students and faculty, to protest contract bargaining issues including adjuncts losing classes, rising tuition and curriculum changes. T...

A crowd of adjunct professors and supporters participated in a strike, coordinated by the part-time faculty union, outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building, on the demonstration’s second day, Nov. 30.

P-Fac strikes, back to bargaining

December 4, 2017

In the midst of bargaining over a new union contract, part-time faculty union members, joined by students, protested what they called “bad faith bargaining,” unfair labor practices and other col...

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