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After a 12-day hearing, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-time staff who teach part-time are to be represented by the existing bargaining unit, the college’s part-time faculty union.

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...

NLRB hearing begins with college, staff questioning

Attorney Michael Persoon (Left) along with Nic Ruly (center) and part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera enter the Dirksen Federal Building 219 S. Dearborn St., Suite 808 on May 18 for a hearing regarding a dispute between P-Fac and full-time staff members who teach part-time.

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May 23, 2016

Columbia College’s adjunct union, P-Fac, is contesting the right of staff workers, who are presented by the U.S. of C.C., to teach part-time classes at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that bega...

The Part-Time Faculty Union led by Diana Vallera, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department and P-Fac president, won its case March 24.

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...

Diana Vallera, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department and president of P-Fac, discussed concerns about the college at the Strategic Planning Steering Committee’s final meeting on April 20, 2015. 

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...

“The Artists Monument” is made of two enamel-filled etched acrylics on plywood mounted on two steel shipping containers with almost 400,000 names of artists known and unknown.

Artists leave mark in Grant Park

February 1, 2016

Chicago is already home to hundreds of artists, but nearly 400,000 more may soon join the city—at least in name.Tony Tasset, an artist and professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Art Dep...

Tanya Harasym and Clint Vaupel, full-time staff members who teach, stand in support of about 55 others seeking representation from P-Fac.

Full-time staff and P-Fac disagree on union inclusion

November 23, 2015

Full-time staff members who teach at the college are calling for representation by Columbia’s part-time faculty union but are facing pushback from members of the adjunct union’s steering committee, accordi...

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US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

November 23, 2015

after three years of bargaining with the college, Columbia’s staff union still may not see cost-of-living raises in its upcoming contract, according to statements made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ...

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