Recently, 4C’s President Steve Cohen, Political Director Bob Fernandez, Staff Organizer David Bosco, and lobbyist Robert Shea met with Governor Malloy’s Chief of Staff, Mark Ojakian, and Governor Malloy’s Education Policy Director, Elizabeth Donohue, to discuss the changes in leadership of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System (ConnSCU) and their potential impact on 4C’s members.
We were assured that any changes that are being made or contemplated are focused on driving more resources into the classroom. Further, any savings that are realized through management reorganization will remain for the use of our ConnSCU System. This is great news for us!
The 4C’s has a good relationship and an open line of communications with the Malloy Administration and with Higher Ed Officials. We will continue to participate actively in all discussions regarding changes that affect 4C’s members. It is important to note that pursuant to the SEBAC Agreement, all principal bargaining unit members’ jobs are protected through June 30, 2015.