The union representing Nassau Community College’s full-time faculty

Month: May 2017

30 th
May

The NCCFT Congratulates Christine Pellegrino!

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

In an upset victory that has to hearten those of us in organized labor, and specifically those of us in education unions, Christine Pellegrino—who has been an elementary school reading teacher for the past 25 years—won a special election against Republican Thomas Gargiulo for Long Island's 9th District Assembly seat. This district, which Donald Trump won…

30 th
May

Check Out These NYSUT Member Benefits

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

17 th
May

Contract Negotiations: The Next Challenge We Face

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The weeks leading up to last Thursday’s vote to ratify, or not, the amended Academic Senate bylaws passed by the Senate at its meeting on April 27th have been fraught and unfortunately polarizing. As you know, the NCCFT Executive Committee agreed to participate in the group that crafted those bylaws, the Governance Review Task Force…

15 th
May

Important Tax Information for Union Members

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

13 th
May

NCCFT President Frank Frisenda’s Statement at the Bylaws Ratification Meeting

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Hi. My name is Frank Frisenda and I am the President of the NCCFT. If you feel confident that you understand this issue, then vote accordingly. It is unfortunate that some individuals and groups have made this personal and are leveling all sorts of reprehensible attacks on the NCCFT leadership and negotiating team, as they…

12 th
May

BOT Watch: The Board Passes a Budget May 9, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees opened the meeting by approving the minutes from April 18 and then moved directly into what became a lengthy and somewhat complicated discussion of the budget for 2017-2018. At issue was the proposed tuition increase of $274/year for full-time students. Two trustees, Anthony Cornachio and Michael Hilt (the student trustee) said they would not vote in…

08 th
May

Taking One Step Forward, Not Two Steps Back

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On May 5th, we sent an email to the NCCFT Executive Board informing them that contract negotiations have begun. Under normal circumstances, we would have allowed your department representatives to bring that news back to you without any intervening commentary from us. Moreover, in keeping with the principles of good faith bargaining, we would certainly…

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