The Columbia Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

Letter to the Editor: The future of CFAC and adjuncts, as told by biology

December 12, 2019

The votes are in, and the incumbent union leadership has managed to maintain control of CFAC, but that is not really what I want to write about here. Instead, I want to offer [readers] some thoughts about the...

Letter to the Editor: Wrongly-expelled CFAC members have a right to participate in elections

Letter to the Editor: Wrongly-expelled CFAC members have a right to participate in elections

November 24, 2019

Last fall, I was one of five CFAC members who received notifications of “charges” by an anonymous accuser and were summoned to appear before a newly—seemingly hastily—formed Integrity Committee....

Letter to the Editor: It should not take the death of a loved one to care about the opioid epidemic

Letter to the Editor: It should not take the death of a loved one to care about the opioid epidemic

November 9, 2019

Earlier this year, I lost a close family member to fentanyl. I have to help her—When I first heard of her death, that was my first thought. I have to help her. But in my case, I was already too l...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

October 19, 2019

I am a retired CEO. I continue to make mischief with a popular LGBTQ+ blog that has tilted towards the "T" over the last year or so. I have been following Peter Vlaming's case closely. Vlaming is represented by Alliance...

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

Letter to the Editor: Chicago wouldn’t be Chicago without engineers and they need our support

October 16, 2019

Chicago is home to some of America’s greatest achievements in architecture and design. The Tribune Tower, One Illinois Center, The Wrigley Building, Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk and Maggie...

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections’

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections’

October 13, 2019

In response to CFAC Treasurer Susan Van Veen's recent Letter to the Editor regarding the article, "DOL to Oversee CFAC Elections," it's charming how insistent Van Veen is that elections occurred in 2015 ...

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

Letter to the Editor: About CFAC and its upcoming election

October 12, 2019

The insults to the civil servants in the U.S. Department of Labor from our Union leadership and from Mr. Johannesson as quoted in the Chronicle are, frankly, despicable. I saw no signs that the DoL representatives at our Oct. 7 meeting have been i...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

As an active member of the CFAC Union and a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA for 22 years, I have seen factions within both unions fighting not for the good of all members—as a union is supposed...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Department of Labor to oversee CFAC elections’

October 11, 2019

Printing an article that is flawed and one sided in content is concerning. CFAC leadership offered multiple sources for the Chronicle to reach out to and fact check with, of which none were contacted. This...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

October 1, 2019

Glad to see the students on strike about the rapid warming of the planet. But they should have been out there decades ago when it was taught in colleges around the country that⁠, if nothing was done...

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2019

As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, identification laws can pose a real problem for most Americans. Gerrymandering, is also a very important issue that, as Americans, we all sh...

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...

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