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Public Higher Education Lobby Day, April 11

Public Higher Education Lobby Day, April 11

The 4Cs, CSU-AAUP, and UConn-AAUP will be hosting a legislative breakfast and lobby day on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:30am-noon. We invite you to join us at 9:30am in the 2nd Floor Atrium of the Legislative Office Building. Following the breakfast, we plan to have meetings with legislators from areas surrounding our colleges as well as […]

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Thrive Together Petition

Thrive Together Petition

Communities with more college graduates are thriving communities. They have lower rates of poverty, less reliance on public benefits, overall physically healthier populations, and higher incomes. Please show your support and sign our Thrive Together Connecticut petition to urge our lawmakers to increase funding for public higher education. An investment in public higher education is an investment in […]

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Emergency Sick Leave Bank: Reminder that Sick Days will be Contributed on March 31

Emergency Sick Leave Bank: Reminder that Sick Days will be Contributed on March 31

For the new Emergency Sick Leave Bank, everyone should note that: On March 31st of each year of the agreement, all full-time members who have not contributed to the Emergency Sick Leave Bank (ESLB) shall have three of their accrued sick days assigned to the ESLB. Bargaining unit members with a sick leave balance of […]

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Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

Do you know a student interested in working for/with unions or organizations promoting social justice after graduation?  The 4Cs Retirees Chapter has created a new scholarship you’ll want to share! The Tyszka Scholarship was created to honor Bill and Marilyn Tyszka, who have spent decades building union strength (for example, Bill was a founding member and leader […]

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Professional Development Funds, 2017-18

Professional Development Funds, 2017-18

The 4Cs recently came to an agreement with the System Office on Professional Development allocation guidelines for the rest of this academic year (2017-18) as follows: Principal Bargaining Unit Members: Tuition reimbursement of up to $3000 a semester orconference expenses up to $2000 a semester. Professional society memberships up to $500 a semester. Part-time Bargaining Unit Members: Tuition […]

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Membership Survey

The 4Cs Membership Committee invites all members to complete our survey here. The purpose of this survey is to gauge your satisfaction with the representation you are receiving from the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4Cs). It will help guide Union leadership’s roles and goals, establish priorities, and determine overall direction for YOUR UNION. This survey […]

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Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants

Principal bargaining unit members will see a $900 professional development grant in their 3/29 paycheck. Please note that it will be income subject to taxes. You may remember that this “grant” is available because the money came from “pots” of money that the 4Cs had set aside for several uses, such as tuition reimbursement, sabbatical […]

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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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Higher Ed Forum on Community College Consolidation

Higher Ed Forum on Community College Consolidation

On Tuesday, January 30, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly held a forum on the proposed Community College Consolidation, known as “Students First.” The forum can be watched on demand from CT-N here. CSCU President, Mark Ojakian, was questioned by legislators for nearly two hours about the proposed consolidation. President […]

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Higher Ed Forum on Community College Consolidation

On Tuesday, January 30, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly held a forum on the proposed Community College Consolidation, known as “Students First.” The forum can be watched on demand from CT-N here. CSCU President, Mark Ojakian, was questioned by legislators for nearly two hours about the proposed consolidation. […]

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