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What You Should Know about “GOTV U”

The semester is back in gear, pumpkin spice is all around you, and it’s officially election season! Higher education has traditionally received minimal attention during campaign season but this election cycle has witnessed sweeping proposals; higher ed has become a leading issue on campaign trails this year. Candidates are out to earn YOUR vote, so […]

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Why I’m Attending “Take Back CT”

This Thursday, September 8, the 4Cs and our D.U.E. Justice –D.U.E. stands for Democracy, Unity, and Equality– partners are joining together to hear Rev. Dr. Barber of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Monday Movement. The D.U.E. Justice is calling for collective action on 5 key issue areas needed to turn our […]

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Unveiling Our New Website Theme

Last October, I noticed that the SEIU.org website had a more modern look and I was excited when I discovered the new theme would soon be available to local chapters. Nearly nine months later, the 4Cs is the first local to unveil the new theme and will serve as an example for other chapters across […]

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SEIU Higher Ed Wins!

There have been an amazing number of milestones for the faculty movement across the country this Spring Semester. So far in 2016, thousands of faculty members at 10 colleges and universities have voted to join SEIU. Ten schools or university systems have settled or ratified first union contracts this Spring. These new agreements raise wages and solidify […]

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Summer Plans at the 4Cs

It’s summertime! It may not be officially summer until June 20, but before I left for the SEIU Convention at the end of May (read about that trip here), I was freezing while watching my son’s baseball games. I came back from Detroit to 90-degree weather, flowers in full bloom, and the end of Little […]

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#SEIUnstoppable 2016 Convention

Who wants to go to Detroit for four days of 8+ hours of governance meetings? Apparently I did. And you know what? I’m glad that I went! SEIU held its Convention from Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 24 at the COBO center in Detroit, Michigan. (“Really? DETROIT? Why?” asked every person that I told.) […]

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