St. Charles Community College

Location: Cottleville, Missouri
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

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  • Union Organizing On the Rise at St. Louis Area College Campuses

    April 23, 2015

    By Dale Singer at St. Louis Public Radio Newly unionized adjunct instructors at Washington University prepared for their first negotiating session with the university this week, while adjuncts at Webster University get ready to decide whether they should organize as well. And the organizing movement could soon spread to St. Charles Community College. The activity reflects efforts nationwide by the Service Employees International Union to help part-time campus instructors who are seeking higher pay, greater stability and more influence over their jobs. At many campuses, such teachers – with no benefits and little job security – are becoming an increasingly […]

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  • Thanks to FIRE, Faculty Unionization Petitions No Problem at St. Charles Community College

    April 20, 2015

    ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2015—Adjunct faculty members attempting to unionize at a community college outside of St. Louis are now free to gather signatures for a petition asking the college’s administration to remain neutral in their unionization effort. A St. Charles Community College (SCC) administrator had initially denied faculty members their right to gather signatures before reversing course earlier this month. SCC’s about-face on petitioning comes after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) wrote to the administration, urging it to allow the St. Charles Community College Organizing Committee to gather signatures for its petition. FIRE explained that SCC’s […]

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  • Weeding Out Clubs at St. Charles

    May 15, 2012

    The Cougars for Cannabis Club at St. Charles Community College (SCC) near Saint Louis, Missouri, was recently involved in a successful fight against its student government to obtain official recognition. Like many similar clubs across the country, Cougars for Cannabis tries to engage people in dialogue about marijuana policies and to advocate for decriminalization and regulation of the drug. According to Patch (St. Peters, Mo.), this spring, club organizer Duell Lauderdale asked the SCC Student Senate to grant official recognition to Cougars for Cannabis. After three meetings, the Student Senate voted against approving the club. This action violated the club’s […]

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