The district recently signed a settlement agreement stating there was no evidence found that former architecture instructor Coleman Griffith committed sexual harassment, agreeing to allow Griffith to resign with early retirement benefits and pay $18,000 to a search engine optimization firm to “perform online reputation management services.” According to the settlement agreement, Griffith has not filed any lawsuits against the district and agrees that he will not sue the district in the future. One of the provisions in the settlement is that all records involving …
Contract between FA and district approved
As expected, the agreement between the PCC Faculty Association and the Pasadena Area Community College District was passed unanimously at Wednesday evening’s Board of Trustees’ meeting following the ratification of the document by 98 percent of the voting faculty.
FA and District reach possible settlement
After years of tense negotiations, the District presented a contract to the Faculty Association during a closed session of the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday that FA President Julie Kiotas said the union is poised to accept.
Former VP files lawsuit against District
Former Vice President Richard van Pelt filed a lawsuit against PCC on Thursday, alleging that the district breached his contract and failed to reimburse his business expenses while employed by the school, according to court documents.
Walsh cancels his plans to speak at commencement
Supposed commencement speaker Eric Walsh, Pasadena’s Director of Public Health, has cancelled his plans to speak at the Spring 2014 graduation, according to a statement released by the District this afternoon after questions were raised about whether or not he was ever publicly board-approved to be the speaker in the first place.
Campus split on newly adopted retirement plan
The faculty union opposes an early retirement plan being offered by the district and insists that the plan is a “negotiations ploy” designed to get faculty back to the bargaining table, a union official said.
FA lawyer and District general counsel tangle
General Counsel Gail Cooper and Faculty Association (FA) attorney Lawrence Rosenzweig traded caustic letters to each other after Cooper and the District accused Cairo of violating state law by not attending the Committee on Academic and Professional Matters (CAPM) meetings.
Faculty Association attempts new negotiations with District
A proposal for new contract terms from the Faculty Association (FA) was presented at its meeting on Oct. 10, where the FA also called out the Pasadena Area Community College District for not meeting with FA leaders since May 30.
Faculty Association argues unfair labor practice
The Faculty Association (FA) accused the Pasadena Area Community College District of forcing an unfair labor practice on faculty members for changing the start and end dates in the academic calendar at its Sept. 12 meeting.