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Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

Part-time faculty vote to join new parent union

December 5, 2016

Clapping and laughing could be heard outside of a classroom in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building as members of Columbia’s part-time faculty union counted affiliation votes to join the Service Employees International Union. With 213 votes in favor and 8 votes against, union members...

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

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...

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

October 24, 2016

Holding signs that read “We are more than one percent!” and “Quit stonewalling,” members of the United Staff of Columbia College picketed the Library’s fifth floor as members of the bargaini...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Labor board rules in favor of staff who teach, P-Fac appeals

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...

Staff layoffs product of collegewide budget issues

Staff layoffs product of collegewide budget issues

June 6, 2016

More than 15 staff members of the college were notified May 31 that their positions had been eliminated due to budgetary constraints, despite no prior warning to the college's staff union.Nick Hoeppne...

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

April 29, 2016

Real Friends, Tinley Park, Illinois’ very own band of "sad boys," quickly grew into one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts after forming in 2010. The band became known for its honest, relatable lyrics...

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 11, 2016

Before it ceased publishing in 2011, the Chicago theater community newspaper PerformInk was known as a resource for anyone in the local entertainment industry or looking to break into it.Now it’s bac...

Merit pay plan sparks college debate, undermines staff

By Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

Just before the college community departed from the campus for the winter break, the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, had rallied for a cost-of-living adjustment, with COLA signs and soda cans decorating the walls and stairwells of many campus buildings.As reported Dec. 14, 2015, by The Chronicle, the staff union has been in negotiations with the college administration for almost three years to have th...

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

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 ...

Fashion meets function at Uniqlo

Fashion meets function at Uniqlo

November 2, 2015

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo opened its first Midwest location in Chicago at 830 N. Michigan Ave. on Oct. 23. The three-level store is a myriad of clean, white walls, open space and chromium accents. ...

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