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Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff

In late fall, the 4Cs welcomed two new staff members: Ellen Benson and Kimberly Small. Ellen is the new Communications Director and Kimberly is the Office Manager. Both staff members have many year of professional experience working for unions. Prior to being hired at the 4Cs, Ellen served in a similar role at the Connecticut […]

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Ethics Guidelines for State Employees

Ethics Guidelines for State Employees

4CS ETHICS GUIDE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES 2014

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SEIU 2015-16 Scholarship Program

SEIU 2015-16 Scholarship Program

SEIU has a long and proud history of helping union members pursue their dreams through higher education. SEIU offers scholarship opportunities to support studies in areas including the arts, social justice, and the healthcare field. All scholarships are open to members and their children. The scholarship program kicked off on Dec. 1, 2014. Look for […]

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We Are Not Wisconsin Forum Video

We Are Not Wisconsin Forum Video

In April 2014, 4Cs members joined approximately 750 union workers across the state to hear from Wisconsin public employees whose rights on the job were stripped in 2011. The video below highlights the events and message of that day.

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4Cs 2013 Member Survey

In 2013 the 4Cs Organizing Committee administered the first 4C’s Member Survey to gauge members’ satisfaction with the representation provided by our union. 1024 members across all 12 community colleges participated in the survey. Click here to view the Survey Results

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Union Members Not Interested in ‘Wisconsin Moment’

Union Members Not Interested in ‘Wisconsin Moment’

“A union is its members. Here in Connecticut, our unions are made up of ordinary middle class people like us, who work hard to make Connecticut the great state that it is. We are proud to be part of organizations that advocate on behalf of all working people.” by Uri Allen and Harry Rodriguez View […]

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New Implementation Dates for Wage Increase

New Implementation Dates for Wage Increase

Principal bargaining unit employees are entitled to a 3 percent (3%) general wage increase (GWI), and step increases or lump sum payments in lieu of step increases for employees already at the top step of their rank. Components of these wage increases are effective as follows: • 11 & 12 month employees, increase effective 6/27/14, […]

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SEIU Responds To Harris v Quinn Ruling

SEIU Responds To Harris v Quinn Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court sides with the anti-union argument made by the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, ruling that the mandatory “fair share” fees violate the First Amendment to the U.S. constitution. This decision goes against the union position, however does not extend to all public workers covered by union contracts. Read article […]

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Change in Dental Carriers Q & A

Change in Dental Carriers Q & A

By law, the State is required to competitively bid state employee and retiree health, pharmacy and dental plans every three to five years. The last time the dental plans were competitively bid was in 2009 and United Healthcare took over providing coverage under the Basic and Enhanced plans from the Anthem. This is the year […]

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4Cs Mourns the Passing of Mary Van Buren

4Cs Mourns the Passing of Mary Van Buren

Mary Van Buren of Manchester, beautiful mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away on Thursday March 27, 2014 at the age of 59 following a sudden illness. Mary was born in Greenwich, CT and graduated from the University of Massachusetts before embarking on a career spent supporting equality and justice in Connecticut. Most recently, she […]

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