Columbia College Chicago ordered to compensate faculty-union leader
- The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that Columbia College Chicago must pay back wages to Diana Vallera, a photography instructor and faculty-union president, and other part-time faculty.
- In his ruling, Geoffrey Carter, an administrative-law judge, found that the college violated labor laws when it refused to bargain with its Part-Time Faculty Association and that the school improperly retaliated against Vallera when it refused to assign her a second class to teach during fall 2012.
- While Carter ordered the school to compensate Vallera for benefits and wages lost as a result of that decision, and to compensate union members who taught courses that had their credit hours reduced by the school without union consent, he declined to assign a number of broad penalties requested in the case.
From the article:
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Columbia College Chicago must pay back wages to the leader of a union for part-time instructors for earnings she lost when the college improperly retaliated against her, and that it must also compensate some part-time instructors for the wages they lost when the college reduced their workloads without the union’s consent. ...
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