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Thank you for your patience throughout this year. As you see on the BOR page, many of the bargaining units still have not finalized their Contracts. Please note that while the Contract is available online, we are going to having a waiting period before printing in case any small errors were missed. If you note anything, please email Ellen Benson.
The 4Cs will also be further formatting the Contract to make the online-version more user-friendly with internal links and an index; we will notify the membership when the document is ready.
ebenson May 25th, 2018
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Please join the 4Cs for our 2018 Membership Conference on Saturday, April 28 at the Mystic Hilton. The agenda and registration can be found here.
Workshops will include preparing for retirement, promotion and tenure, contract questions and answers, labor history, conflict resolution, the politics of public higher education, and more!
Our lunchtime speaker will be Steve Thornton, author of
Wicked Hartford. “One of the oldest cities in America, Hartford holds plenty of sinful stories. Famed inventor and industrialist Samuel Colt sold arms to both the North and South in the buildup to the Civil War. The notorious Seyms Street jail was the subject of national criticism and scandal for its deplorable conditions. Local journalist Daniel Birdsall fought to expose corruption in the powerful insurance industry and local government at the expense of his own printing presses. Tension between unions and “robber barons” such as Jay Gould spilled into the streets during the Gilded Age. In Wicked Hartford, Author Steve Thornton takes readers on an exciting journey through the seedy underbelly of Hartford’s past” (read more here).
Steve Thornton is a retired union organizer (the 4Cs and 1199) and community activist who has led strikes and organizing campaigns in Connecticut for the past 35 years. He has trained hundreds of people in nonviolent direct action and thousands of workers to become rank and file leaders. Steve has worked to build coalitions between various groups working on economic, racial, and environmental justice (http://bportlibrary.org/hc/author/steve-thornton/)
Registration will remain open until Friday, April 20. Please register here!
ebenson April 2nd, 2018
The University of Hartford adjuncts voted to join the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges and SEIU Faculty Forward, marking the first successful effort by adjuncts at a private university in Connecticut!
ebenson January 5th, 2017
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jrojas November 6th, 2015
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Part-time employees may be eligible for unemployment benefits during the semester if they do not receive a class or an E.A. contract, if they are not working full-time elsewhere, or are not working the equivalent of full-time because of multiple part-time jobs.
Part-time employees are not eligible for unemployment during the summer or intersession if there is a “reasonable assurance” of employment in the coming semester. This standard does not require a guarantee of reemployment. If there is a history of reemployment or you are offered a contract for the coming semester, this may constitute a reasonable assurance.
If you apply for unemployment for the summer or intersession and are granted it, the employer has the right to appeal that award. If on appeal, it is found that you should not have been granted unemployment, you will be required to pay back any benefits received. Usually, the payback would come out of future unemployment payments. This would mean that payback would only occur if at some future date you are eligible for unemployment benefits.
Individuals may wish to apply for summer unemployment anyway because, if your class or classes do not run, you may be eligible for retroactive unemployment benefits. That would mean you would receive benefits retroactive to your last day of employment.
You can apply for unemployment benefits online. Go to: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-Online/Index.htm
jrojas June 11th, 2013
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This fall, the 4C’s Part-Timers Committee conducted a short demographic survey of community college part-timers. All 2,263 part-timers in the 4C’s bargaining unit were invited to participate. 570 part-timers responded.
Robyn Brooks, 4C’s Vice President from Part-Timers, drafted the survey. She said the Part-Timers Committee will be analyzing the results to help them better focus on issues that matter most to part-timers.
One startling statistic that emerged from the survey was that 82% of respondents were not aware that Professional Development Funds are available for part-timers.
“Our committee will be looking at ways to get information out to part-timers concerning these funds,” said Ana Jusino, Chair of the Part-Timers Committee.
jrojas January 18th, 2013
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