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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...

An open letter to the CFAC steering committee

An open letter to the CFAC steering committee

September 9, 2019

I am a member in good standing of the Columbia Faculty Union interested in running in our upcoming elections. But I feel that I am already running at a disadvantage. With our recent affiliation...

In response to a Feb. 21 opinion piece on Andrew Yang

In response to a Feb. 21 opinion piece on Andrew Yang

February 27, 2019

A recent opinion piece in The Chronicle opposing Andrew Yang's universal basic income is welcomed by the Universal Basic Income community. What benefits us most is exposure, as Alexandra Yetter's Feb. ...

Black history call for action

Black history call for action

February 13, 2019

Black History Month is a time to remember and honor all those who gave their lives and made grave sacrifices to change things for the betterment of all Americans. I am proud of my black heritage....

An open letter to the C-Fac Steering Committee

An open letter to the C-Fac Steering Committee

December 5, 2018

Preface: On Nov. 9, C-Fac members Carey Friedman, Gitanjali Kapila and Michele Hoffman received notice of summons to a heretofore unknown union “Integrity Committee” based on charges that were sub...

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

November 27, 2018

It’s heartening to see Chicago citizens urging McDonald’s to adopt better environmental policies. As your article stated, not only does McDonald’s get an F on the U.S. Public Interest Resear...

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