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Motion to Stay in P-Fac case denied, case continues normally

Motion to Stay in P-Fac case denied, case continues normally

April 3, 2017

A motion from National Labor Relations Board to delay an ongoing case between Columbia and its part-time faculty union was denied March 15 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of I...

College, P-Fac case could near decision point

College, P-Fac case could near decision point

February 27, 2017

The Part-time faculty union’s continuing conflict over whether or not full-time staff can teach has moved into a more intense legal struggle. While the union has taken the conflict to federal court in January to enforce an arbitration and avoid a National Labor Relations Board deci...

P-Fac seeks injunction to enforce arbitration award

P-Fac seeks injunction to enforce arbitration award

February 20, 2017

A Feb. 6 federal court motion filed by Columbia’s part-time faculty union asks for a preliminary injunction requiring the college to comply with compensation awarded in a Jan. 11 arbitration ruling. The arbitration, which decided the union’s collective bargaining agreement preve...

Seventh Circuit Court decision limits P-Fac bargaining rights

Seventh Circuit Court decision limits P-Fac bargaining rights

February 13, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision Feb. 2 limiting post-contract bargaining rights for Columbia’s part-time faculty union and ordering other decisions back to the National Labor Relations Board for review. The decision was issued after Columbia sou...

New P-fac arbitration takes back staff’s classes

New P-fac arbitration takes back staff’s classes

February 6, 2017

A recent arbitration ruling directs Columbia to no longer assign teaching hours to full-time staff members and to pay sizable damages to adjuncts who lost courses to these staffers in the past academic year, according to a Jan. 25 email sent from the Part-time Faculty Association of...

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

December 5, 2016

Clapping and laughing could be heard outside of a classroom in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building as members of Columbia’s part-time faculty union counted affiliation votes to join the Service Employees International Union. With 213 votes in favor and 8 votes against, union members...

Fashion Studies report spurs P-Fac controversy

Fashion Studies report spurs P-Fac controversy

November 8, 2016

A Fashion Studies Department internal review report sparked anger within the college’s part-time faculty union because of comments noting that the majority of the department is white women older than 50, and that its collective bargaining agreement ignores teaching credentials a...

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

September 19, 2016

The approximately 55 full-time staff members who teach part-time cannot be denied representation by the college’s part-time faculty union, according to an Aug. 30 ruling by the National Labor Relati...

P-Fac members, more college witnesses take stand in NLRB hearing

P-Fac members, more college witnesses take stand in NLRB hearing

June 6, 2016

Following the testimony of full-time staff, members of the college’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and other college employees were called as witnesses in a National Labor Relations Board hearing re...

P-Fac calls for improved budget transparency from administration

P-Fac calls for improved budget transparency from administration

April 25, 2016

A study commissioned by P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union, found only 13 percent of funding for all salaries and wages at the college goes to adjunct faculty, who teach 48 percent of the col...

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

P-Fac wins years-long case against college

April 11, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of the college’s Part-Time Faculty Union in a dispute over whether the college was within its rights to cut the number of credit hours taught by...

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

February 29, 2016

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, filed 13 labor law disputes that the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board deferred for settlement by the contractual grievance and arbitratio...

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