Columbia College Chicago Faculty Union

Faculty, students, and parents can get up-to-date CFAC information here.


CFAC News & Updates

To view the new contract, click HERE!

To view NLRB cases 13-CB-202023;13-CB-165873; 13-CB-202035 click HERE!

CFAC Contract Update – 5/15/2019

The contract has been ratified and signed. 95% yes vote!


Tentative Agreement

On April 17, 2019, The Columbia College Faculty Union reached a tentative agreement with the administration.  This ended negotiations.  The bargaining team is pleased with the terms we have secured in this agreement and ask our members to vote in support of ratification.  

Ratification Meetings and Voting

CAFC will hold member meetings during the ratification voting period. Members of the bargaining team will be there to answer any questions you may have.  Membership meetings require that you are a member in good standing to attend:

Monday, May 13, 2:30p.m. – 4p.m. room 401, 600 south Michigan.   

Tuesday, May 14, 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m. room 401, 600 south Michigan.

Please R.S.V.P to no later than Monday, May 13th at 9a.m. if you are planning on attending. A full copy of the contract will be available, at the meetings  You may also, of course, email with any questions.   

The ratification vote, by secret ballot, will be open from Friday, May 10, 8:00am - Wednesday, May 15, 4:00pm.  



We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on a collective bargaining agreement between Columbia College Chicago and the Columbia Faculty Union. Like all such agreements, it has taken compromises and good faith by both sides to arrive at this moment. We believe our many areas of agreement reflect our joint commitment to the college and our students and our desire to set forth a tone of respect and collaboration we hope extends well beyond a written document into everyday affairs across our college. The exact terms still need to be reflected in a comprehensive contract document and a summary, which we will jointly publish as soon as practical this week. The tentative agreement will still need to be ratified by union membership. Union leadership will recommend such ratification; the college already has endorsed the terms.

Diana Vallera
CFAC President

Robert Bloch
Counsel for CFAC

Terence Smith
Special Counsel for Labor Relations

Laurent Pernot
Chief of Staff