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United Faculty sues district over unfair labor practice

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

The United Faculty filed an “Unfair Labor Practice” claim in November 2016 with the Public Employee Relations Board against the Contra Costa Community College District after years of failed attempts to modify how investigations i...

Department lacking full-time instructor

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor

October 21, 2016

Filed under Campus Beat

The availability of classes is tantamount to a growing institution’s course selection because it not only keeps the curriculum updated, but also provides essential knowledge for interested students. Computer science is not...

Semester length negotiations postpone looming decision

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

February 10, 2016

Filed under Campus Beat, News

The decision to adopt a compressed calendar districtwide has been postponed until 2017 or 2018 due to continued negotiations between the faculty and classified staff unions and the Contra Costa Community College District. The United ...

State calls for reform of unfair practices

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

Filed under Campus Beat, News

In response to the State Chancellor’s Office’s third iteration of its “Accreditation Task Force,” the California Community Colleges Board of Governors unanimously voted last month to direct the Chancellor’s Office to d...

Committee searches for president

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

Filed under Campus Beat, News

The search for a new college president has officially begun. Chancellor Helen Benjamin, the Governing Board, along with the Presidential Search Committee, will commence the search. The Presidential Search Committee had its fir...

Community needs stability

Community needs stability

November 11, 2015

Contract agreement increases salary

By Christian Urrutia, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus Beat, News

For the first time in nearly a decade, the district and United Faculty have negotiated a substantial raise of more than 2 percent for the contract agreement for 2015-16. The agreement was ratified at the district Governing Board me...

Election underway for top union position

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

November 19, 2014

Filed under News

The position of United Faculty union president is currently up for election. Glenn Appell, the current UF president, has stepped down after his first term in the president’s seat, though it has been his 12th year on the UF...

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