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In the 2010-2011 school year, some Columbia College adjunct faculty took a sudden hit to their pocketbook when the school slapped a cap on the number of courses they could teach in any semester. For most of them, the change meant a loss of one third to one half of their pay.

Last week, their union, P-fac, celebrated a ruling (which you can read here) from the National Labor Relations Board that will force the college to pay those in the History, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department for some of what they lost in the spring term of 2011, plus interest that could keep accruing until the college and the union come to agreement about how to deal with the impact of the change.