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The [Tuesday] Papers

"Columbia College's restive part-time faculty union lobbed another shell at the administration today, contending that members receive only 13 percent of school wages and salaries, despite teaching nearly half of all classes," Crain's reports.

"The union known as P-fac issued a no-confidence vote last summer in President Kwang-wu Kim, who is struggling like many college leaders to balance budgets amid declining enrollment and other financial headwinds, which in Illinois include the state budget mess.

"P-fac said it hired a CPA firm to do the math. Part-time faculty salaries totaled $13.3 million, it said, about 6 percent of Columbia's fiscal 2016 budget of $207.7 million. The union said 1,470 of 3,065 assigned course sections were taught by part-time faculty in spring 2014."

Not only is that unfair to part-time faculty, it's unfair to students.

Lucas Mucus
For my commentary on the latest Lucas Museum maneuvers, scroll through @BeachwoodReport.

Landings Of The Free
"Sadaf Subijano, a security officer at O'Hare International Airport for 20 years, recently became a leader in a union-backed movement to advocate for better working conditions for low-wage airport workers," the Tribune reports.

Friday, a union trying to organize airport workers says she and a fellow security officer have been fired for comments made to the media that their employer says revealed sensitive security information.

"I was shocked," Subijano, 42, said. "Twenty years and this is what I got."

Subijano, who spoke with media outlets including the Chicago Tribune as workers at O'Hare and eight other airports prepared to strike last month, was employed by Universal Security, which is under contract with the city to provide security services at O'Hare.

In an April 13 letter to Subijano notifying her of her termination, Universal Security said it had come to its attention that she spoke with a number of media outlets over the past several weeks regarding details of her security work.

"Your comments have included sensitive security information," says the letter, a picture of which was provided to the Tribune by the Service Employees International Union. "As you are aware, Universal's General Post Orders, which are mandated by the Chicago Department of Aviation, make clear that Universal personnel are not permitted to speak to the media regarding security operations at the airport."

I'm glad to see the city and its contractor so on the ball when it comes to protecting our freedoms.

Ken Skunkin'
"Chicago-based State Representative Ken Dunkin lost a bid to keep his legislative seat last month, but held onto something else: a pile of money," WBEZ (among others) reports.

"Dunkin broke rank with fellow Democrats last year in their standoff with Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.

"The primary that followed drew more campaign dollars than any state-legislative race in Illinois history, and a group tied with Rauner gave Dunkin's campaign $1.3 million.

"Now, records show that Dunkin's campaign didn't bother to spend about $1 million from those donations. That money has stayed in his campaign fund."

I believe the story was first reported by the Illinois Observer.

I wonder if Dunkin knows that - unlike in the old days - candidates/officeholders can no longer convert what's left in their campaign funds to personal use.

And, as many others by now (I'm late to this) have noted, are the donors (or donor singular) upset that Dunkin didn't spend down the account in an effort to beat back the Michael Madigan-backed Juliana Stratton? Did Dunkin simply know he couldn't win no matter how much money he spent? And what will he do with the money now - how will he leverage it?

My guess is he'll spend it in whatever way gets him back into the good-enough graces of someone who will then help him secure his own financial future.


Forrest Claypool [Hearts] Ayn Rand
Keeps a picture of her in his office.

The Fallacy Of How The Cubs Were Built
It wasn't through the draft.

Chicago's Poetry Pulitzer
'Bearing witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.'

Hyde Park HS Grad On Nuclear Sub
Meet electrician's mate David Taylor.



How Tobacco Companies Led A Devastating 50-Year Infiltration Into Black Communities.


Meet Politico's Business Model.


Binny's Expansion Into Indiana Thwarted By State Liquor Law Changes.


A sampling.



Deceased human remains - is there any other kind?


The Beachwood Tip Line: Remain in light.


Posted on April 19, 2016

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