Category: SEIU

“Public Charge” Rule Change

“Public Charge” Rule Change

The 4Cs is asking for your help on an issue that could harm our students and our colleges. Last week the Department of Homeland Security officially published its proposed “public charge” rule that will restrict individuals receiving green cards. It will also likely increase fear among immigrant populations on using public services. Many of our students need the […]

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Public Charge Rule Change

Public Charge Rule Change

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on the newly-proposed public charge rule that would make it impossible for working people and low-income immigrants who participate in healthcare and social services programs to receive a green card: “This proposed rule goes against who we are as Americans. We are a nation that […]

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4Cs Leadership Discusses New Member Engagement

On Saturday, September 15, 4Cs Chapter Chairs and Delegates were invited to attend a meeting to discuss better ways to engage new members! Ideas were exchanged, tools were previewed, and challenges were discussed.  We will be implementing new ideas throughout the year!

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Norma Rae Challenge

Norma Rae Challenge

As you know, the 4Cs is expecting a decision in the the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME that may change how our union functions in the future (learn more here). 4Cs members will not let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good union jobs our families, communities, and country need. […]

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February 26 Visibility Events and How You Can Support Us — America Needs Unions

February 26 Visibility Events and How You Can Support Us — America Needs Unions

Join fellow workers across Connecticut to rise up against the rich and powerful who are using the Supreme Court and Janus v. AFSCME to divide us. Unions and supporters will be at the following locations on Monday, February 26 at noon-1pm: Hartford Supreme Court (Capitol Ave) UConn-Storrs Student Union New Haven City Hall (Church St) Stamford Government Center […]

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Campus Equity Week

Campus Equity Week

This week, we celebrate Campus Equity Week! According to their website, ” The national Campus Equity Week campaign (CEW) seeks to promote awareness of the harmful consequences of the precarious situation of faculty in higher education, to organize for action, and to build solidarity among stakeholders.  CEW has expanded activism within the higher education labor movement and led to significant gains in equity (increases in […]

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University of Hartford File for Union Election to Join 4Cs

University of Hartford File for Union Election to Join 4Cs

Congratulations to the part-time faculty at the University of Hartford for filing for a union election last Thursday! Read all about it here.

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Post-Election Update

Post-Election Update

More than a week after, we are still dissecting the 2016 election. What happened and what does it mean for our collective future? Connecticut While much of the attention has been focused on the national elections, in Connecticut the Democratic Party kept control of the House of Representatives but only hold a 79-72 majority in the […]

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Watch the Town Hall for a Living Wage

Watch the Town Hall for a Living Wage

Panelists at this Town Hall will all be first-time voters from swing states organizing with the #FightFor15, including Duke graduate worker Imani Mosley who is organizing to form a union with SEIU Graduate Workers Forward. Please join SEIU and the 4Cs at the Fight for 15 Facebook page to discuss the intersection between race, gender, immigration status and […]

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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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