UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
DIVISION OF JUDGES
ATLANTA BRANCH OFFICE
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
and CASES 30–CA–188881
PART-TIME FACULTY ASSOCIATION AT
Daniel E. Murphy, Esq.,
for the Acting General Counsel.
Lisa A. McGarrity, Esq.(Franczek Radelet P.C.),
for the Respondent.
Laurie M. Burgess, Esq. (Burgess Law Offices),
for the Charging Party.
Statement of the Case
ROBERT A. RINGLER, Administrative Law Judge. This case was tried in Chicago,
Illinois, from February 6 to8, 2012. On February 1, 2011, the Part-time Faculty Association
at Columbia College Chicago-Illinois Education Association/National Education Association
(the Union or PFAC) filed the original charge involved herein. The resulting complaint
alleged that Columbia College Chicago (the College or Respondent)violated Section 8(a)(1)
and (5)of the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) by, inter alia: threatening that it would
no longer informally meet with the Union to discuss labor relations matters; failing to provide
certain relevant information to the Union; and failing to negotiate with the Union concerning
the effects of its decision to change the course scheduling procedure for part-time faculty in
the history, humanities and social sciences (HHSS)department.