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Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

Letter to the Editor: After CFAC election, ‘it’s time to move on,’ says adjunct

December 16, 2019

I’m going to ask for a cease-fire in union wars with no more commentary on either sides’ motives or dedication to Columbia. It’s time to move on. If anyone wants to know what support and tangible...

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: 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: 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...

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...

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. ...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

February 4, 2019

Lourdes María Alvarez will visit campus this week as one of two finalists for the position of senior vice president and provost. During her two-day visit at Columbia, Alvarez will take part in a pub...

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 20, 2018

To the editor, The Chronicle recently reported on the Rally for Clean Water that Mighty Earth hosted in front of McDonald’s headquarters in the West Loop. The rally was intended to draw attentio...

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

Response to illegal trafficking of firearms in Illinois

June 27, 2016

Thank you for your May 9 editorial, “Illegal gun trading is not a right,” that brought attention to a new effort in the Illinois Legislature to address illegal trafficking of firearms in the s...

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