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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...

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...

C-Fac and college ramp up negotiations

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...

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

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 rallies before bargaining session

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...

P-Fac strikes, back to bargaining

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...

Do students know what they’re picketing for?

Do students know what they’re picketing for?

December 4, 2017

Though I support the right to lawfully and peacefully protest what groups believe are injustices, as a student, I cannot place my full support behind the Nov. 29–30 part-time faculty union walk-out and strike. During my time at Columbia, I have had many classes taught by adjunct ...

Students impacted by P-Fac strike

Students impacted by P-Fac strike

December 4, 2017

A large number of students missed class time during a two-day strike held Nov. 29–30 by the college’s part-time faculty union, as reported on the Front Page. Senior theatre major Genesis Castillo said she supports P-Fac but...

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

November 27, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union is planning a walk-out as I write this. P-Fac members in good standing voted Nov. 20–21 whether to strike, and by the time this paper hits stands Nov. 27, the results will be in. Students like m...

P-Fac plans strike, final votes to be cast

P-Fac plans strike, final votes to be cast

November 21, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union will vote for a two-day strike in response to union claims of bad faith bargaining from the college and economic pressures. P-Fac members will vote to strike during three different membership meetings this week in different locations throughou...

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