August 5th, 2015
Pasadena City College officials acted illegally when they canceled the school’s winter session three years ago and must restore the classes and pay faculty for any economic losses brought on by the change, according to a preliminary ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board.
The recent ruling validates complaints filed in 2014 by faculty and staff that college officials hadn’t negotiated the scheduling change properly. It also restores a popular option for students who had protested the action and asked several times for the winter session to be restored.
College officials initially said they were forced to eliminate the winter session, a block of classes traditionally held in January and February, because of economic concerns.