Faculty at Chicago Colleges Sacked for Honoring Picket Line

In the wake of last fall’s bitter, three-week strike, administrators at the City Colleges of Chicago are moving to fire as many as 140 part-time and emeritus faculty members who did not teach their classes during the walkout. City Colleges Chancellor Wayne Watson said the part-time faculty members violated a no-strike clause in their contract by staying away from the classroom. The emeritus faculty members work under a separate arrangement. Watson characterized them as “at-will” employees who work at the pleasure of the administration. He said the retired teachers violated an unwritten “contract” with their students to provide them classes. […]
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