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Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Just a reminder to part-time faculty that if your course was canceled and assigned to a full-time faculty member within seven days prior to the first day of classes, you should be paid $300, as noted in the 6/7/17 Tentative Agreement.

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Together We Rise

Together We Rise

4Cs members are committed to stick together in our union, despite today’s decision by the Supreme Court that makes it easier for anti-worker extremists to rig the economy further by dividing working people. We won’t let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good, union jobs that our communities need. We know […]

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Take the “Union Challenge!”

Take the “Union Challenge!”

Powerful billionaires are using the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME to further rig the economy against working families. We won’t let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good union jobs our families, communities, and country need. (Learn more about the the Janus v. AFSCME case from this link […]

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Contract Now Available

Contract Now Available

The 4Cs 2016-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement is now available online here. It is also available on the BOR website at http://www.ct.edu/hr/labor#unclassified. Looking for the Part-Timers Agreement? Jump to page 122 of the Contract (or numbered page 116). Looking for the salary grids? Jump to page 79 of the Contract (or numbered page 70). Thank you for your patience throughout this […]

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Community College Consolidation, 5/17/18

Community College Consolidation, 5/17/18

The BOR May meeting is now available for viewing at http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15289. A significant portion of the meeting was dedicated to discussion of the consolidation. As described by NBC Connecticut, “Despite some calling it a failure, Ojakian said he will continue to move forward with Student First. He said he doesn’t believe the details in the plan […]

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Consolidation, 5/10/18

Consolidation, 5/10/18

BOR is meeting this morning for its May meeting. CT-N is scheduled to film the meeting, so it will be available for viewing later this week at http://ct-n.com. You can find the agenda here. Late in the session, several amendments were filed by members of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, notably Rep. Haddad, Sen. Bye, and Sen. Flexor, […]

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Legislative Report on Community Colleges and Collective Bargaining

Legislative Report on Community Colleges and Collective Bargaining

As you may have heard, the 2018 legislative session ended at midnight. Democrats and Republicans were able to put forth a bipartisan $20.86 billion budget that was approved and is now on the Governor’s desk. The Senate passed the budget 36-0 and the House passed it 142-8. Community Colleges The Community Colleges are facing a $6 million […]

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Call Your Legislators: Community College Funding and Anti-Union Amendments

Call Your Legislators: Community College Funding and Anti-Union Amendments

Early this morning we became aware that Republicans in the House and Senate are holding any potential budget deal hostage for legislation that would end portions of Connecticut’s collective bargaining laws and weaken others. (Click here to read this morning’s CT Mirror story.)  There is a fair deal available that would protect healthcare for seniors, and protect […]

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Call Your Legislators Today!

As you heard last week, NEASC did not approve the CSCU plan to consolidate the community colleges. While many of you breathed a sigh of relief, others may be more fearful after President Ojakian threatened to close campuses if funding cannot be secured for the system. Regardless of how you felt about Students First, it […]

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Remaining Days of the Legislative Session Gives Lawmakers Another Opportunity to Attack Collective Bargaining

Remaining Days of the Legislative Session Gives Lawmakers Another Opportunity to Attack Collective Bargaining

As our academic semester comes to a close, so is the legislative session. It is a busy time for legislators as they try to finish a state budget and pass legislation. During these chaotic last few days of the session, it is common for legislators to try to attach an amendment to the legislation, hoping […]

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