Federation autonome du collegial
The FAC represented three thousand teachers at fourteen CEGEPs during a bargaining process with the provincial government in 1989–90. After protracted negotiations, the FAC accepted a separate contract from that of two other provincial unions representing CEGEP teachers, the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec and the Central de l'Enseignement du Quebec.
During the late 1990s, the FAC had grown to represent teachers at seventeen Quebec CEGEPs. A representative of the union wrote a piece against proposed CEGEP mergers in 1997, arguing that it would result in fewer programs and reduced access to education for students.
- Twentieth century
In 2006, the FAC joined with other Quebec unions to create a brochure for students called, "Let's Talk Politics," drawing attention to education issues.
In April 2009, the FAC expressed its support for Syndicat des professeurs et professeures de l'Université members who were involved in labour action at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
- "CEGEP union seeks 1,200 new teaching posts," Montreal Gazette, 21 April 1989, A5.
- Jeff Heinrich, "Holdout teachers' union tentatively accepts contract," Montreal Gazette, 12 May 1990, A5.
- "Second teachers union reaches deal with Quebec government: But province's CEGEP instructors still holding out," Montreal Gazette, 30 October 1995, A3; Janet Bagnall, "Charest's point - in English: A roundup of the events, big and small, that made news this week," Montreal Gazette, 4 December 1999, B2.
- Mario Laforest, "CEGEP mergers would cut access to higher education," Montreal Gazette, 22 June 1997, A9.
- Kate Lunau, "CEGEP teachers launch political awareness campaign," Montreal Gazette, 30 October 2006, A8.
- "La Fédération autonome du collégial (FAC) appuie les professeures et professeurs de l'UQAM en grève" (press release), 7 April 2011, accessed 23 June 2011.