Last October, I noticed that the SEIU.org website had a more modern look and I was excited when I discovered the new theme would soon be available to local chapters. Nearly nine months later, the 4Cs is the first local to unveil the new theme and will serve as an example for other chapters across the country!
One of the reasons I was excited to get the new theme was because it included more interactive features. It was easier to embed YouTube videos on the homepage and we could include Twitter feeds on individual pages. While you will notice a major change on the homepage, all of the current information found on our website is still there. However, the information is organized slightly differently.
Here is screenshot of the homepage of our new website:
A Focus on Issues
You will notice a new navigation tab called Issues, under which you can find Contract Negotiations, A Culture of Commitment stories, Faculty Forward and Adjunct Action information from SEIU, and Student Debt. This area of the new website demonstrates the issues that the 4Cs is working on, and this area will be frequently updated.
A Log-In Area for Chapter Leaders
Our Chapter Leaders work hard for their colleagues! The 4Cs is trying to make their job a little easier by putting all the resources they may need in one place. Chapter leaders will be able to download several versions of the 4Cs logo in different formats, access resources to use for chapter meetings, download forms, and more! The Chapter Leaders tab is located in the footer menu on the webpage.
Information for Media
The 4Cs has been sharing stories about our members’ commitment to their students and communities. Our members often go above and beyond, and the media is starting to take notice! In the media tab on the footer menu, will be our press releases, op-eds, and contact information.
What Isn’t Changing?
All the information that currently exists on our website will remain. There is a tab called “The Contract” that contains pertinent information for all of our members
The “Library” tab contains years of information from the 4Cs, including editions of the Congress Chronicles, e-newsletter, legislative monitor, videos, and forms!
The “Membership” tab contains the membership sign up form, information on benefits – both health and pension and additional benefits available through Union Plus. The Member Help Desk will contain links to several FAQ documents and contact information for those who can answer questions!
“Committees, Colleges & Affiliates” tab is where you can find information about specific sectors within the 4Cs or our partners. Looking for information about the Delegate Assembly or 4Cs Committees? You’ll find it there. Looking for who the chapter officers are at your college? Find it there, along with information specific to part-timers, retirees, and students!
The footer menu contain an “About 4Cs” tab where members will be able to find contact information, our calendar, useful links, and the history of the 4Cs.
As with anything new, we expect there will be some issues at first. If you notice any problems such as a link not working or an image not displaying, please let us know. Email email@example.com.