Category: Political Action

4Cs Political Action Committee Meeting & Volunteers Needed

4Cs Political Action Committee Meeting & Volunteers Needed

Governor, Constitutional Officers, and the entire Legislature are all up for grabs!!! The 4Cs Political Action Committee (PAC) is beginning to take action on February 2, 2018 with a meeting at the 4Cs office at 1 pm (lunch provided). We are seeking additional volunteers for the committee. We will be electing a Treasurer and reviewing requests […]

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SEBAC Statement on GOP Attack on State Employee Benefits

SEBAC Statement on GOP Attack on State Employee Benefits

While we certainly want to share our warmest wishes for a prosperous 2018 for you and your family, we’re also reaching out today with an important heads-up. Late in December, Republican legislative leaders began circulating false claims about the labor cost savings produced by the agreements you and your colleagues ratified last summer. To be […]

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Spending Cap Concerns for the State Budget

Spending Cap Concerns for the State Budget

Connecticut Voices for Children issued a policy brief on the state’s spending cap. “The spending cap has become a central issue in the current bipartisan budget negotiations. While a spending cap can be vital for preventing runaway spending, an overly restrictive cap would limit the strategic investments necessary for long-term prosperity. Unfortunately, proposed changes to […]

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“Fail the Budget” Press Conference and Protest

“Fail the Budget” Press Conference and Protest

On Wednesday, September 27, CSU faculty, staff, and students will hold a a press conference on the recent budget proposal that guts public higher education funding. The proposal would cut approximately $93 million from CSCU and eliminate the Robert Willis Scholarship Fund. Both of these actions could make the cost of higher education too great for […]

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Act Now! State Budget Hurts Colleges

The budget passed by the House and Senate over the weekend hurts our students and our colleges. In President Ojakian’s words, “Early Saturday morning the Connecticut General Assembly passed a budget that intends to cut approximately $93M from the CSCU system over the next two years. Funding for developmental education is completely eliminated, while the Roberta […]

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State Budget Hurts Colleges & Collective Bargaining; Governor Pledges to Veto

State Budget Hurts Colleges & Collective Bargaining; Governor Pledges to Veto

The budget passed by the House and Senate over the weekend hurts our students and our colleges. In President Ojakian’s words, “Early Saturday morning the Connecticut General Assembly passed a budget that intends to cut approximately $93M from the CSCU system over the next two years. Funding for developmental education is completely eliminated, while the Roberta […]

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State Budget

State Budget

It’s mid-September and Connecticut is still without a state budget agreement. However, we may see a budget deal today. The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 11:30 am, followed by a caucus, to consider revenue options. According to many news outlets, they are considering tax hikes on hospitals, cigarettes and tobacco products, and possibly cell phones […]

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Union Activists Needed at the Capitol

Union Activists Needed at the Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 7. As you may know, collective bargaining is coming under fire with GOP leaders calling for their caucus to vote no on the SEBAC agreement because it extends benefits to 2027. Senate GOP: Overhauling labor laws would save more than concessions Klarides: GOP won’t back new budget […]

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3/24 Appropriations Committee to Hear Anti-Collective Bargaining Legislation; Rally Planned for Union Members and Supporters

3/24 Appropriations Committee to Hear Anti-Collective Bargaining Legislation; Rally Planned for Union Members and Supporters

On Friday, March 24, the Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on 96 bills, almost exclusively anti-collective bargaining bills that aim to remove pensions and health care from collective bargaining; increase state employee contributions towards pensions and health care; eliminate overtime, mileage, longevity and more towards pension calculations; and increase governmental oversight on union contracts such as […]

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Reasons ALL MEMBERS Should Attend Lobby Day on Friday 3/31

Reasons ALL MEMBERS Should Attend Lobby Day on Friday 3/31

The 4Cs will be holding a joint Lobby Day with CSU-AAUP and UConn-AAUP to Reclaim Public Higher Education on Friday, March 31 from 9am-1pm. Sign up here! Why should you attend? Legislation has been filed to change the definition of a supervisor. If this legislation passes, any members that have supervisory duties will be removed from the […]

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