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P-Fac fears losing jobs over new qualification

P-Fac fears losing jobs over new qualification

November 13, 2017

About 20 adjunct professors were not assigned classes for the Spring 2018 Semester because they failed to provide information proving them qualified to teach under Higher Learning Commission guidelines, which the part-time faculty union claims violates its contract. HLC guide...

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...

Columbia announces new dean of students

Columbia announces new dean of students

January 23, 2017

John Pelrine was recently appointed as the new dean of students, according to a Jan. 6 email sent to faculty and staff from Vice President of Student Affairs Sharon Wilson-Taylor. At Columbia, Pelrine will oversee student- related areas— including Student Relations, Serv...

Mandatory minimums have not worked before, will not work now

December 12, 2016

One day after Noel Sanchez, commander of the South Chicago police district, was shot at while on duty Dec. 1, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased penalties for gun offenses.It is not difficult to understand where Johnson is coming from or why he said people think violent crimes are a “joke.” Unfortunately, gun-related crimes are commonplace in Chicago. The total number of shooting victims in...

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...

Your voice, your vote | The Columbia Chronicle

February 8, 2016

Columbia’s organization Art+Activism set up a table with Illinois voter registration forms Feb. 2 in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. building. Every Tuesday throughout February, the group will have represent...

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files  federal complaints against college

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files federal complaints against college

November 2, 2015

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, filed a federal lawsuit against the college Oct. 21—the union’s second filing within a two week period.                  The union’s latest s...

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