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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...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

After nearly four years of negotiations, United Staff of Columbia College and the college reached a collective bargaining agreement Nov. 17, according to an email by the US of CC bargaining team. 

US of CC, college reach contract agreement after nearly four years

November 21, 2016

Following nearly four years of negotiations between United Staff of Columbia College and the college, a contract agreement has been reached, according to a Nov. 17 email the US of CC bargaining team sent t...

A multi-panel seminar hosted at Columbia, was aimed at educating students and members of the public about problems in Illinois, according to Sarah Brune, Executive Director of Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.  

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

September 19, 2016

Students and members of various political organizations learned about issues affecting Illinois, including inadequate youth participation in politics and the effects that campaign contributions have on candi...

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.

By Editor-in-Chief

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...

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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