Articles from May 2010

NCCFT Operetta: A Little Trite Music

Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers #3150 THE NCC FACULTY PLAYERS – Presents – A Little Trite Music Words by Joan Sevick Piano and Musical Direction by Paul Biersuck Voice & Music Coach Phyllis Kurland Choreography by Abby Ginsburg Thursday, May 27, 2010 Multi-Purpose Room College Center Building Beverages & hors d’oeuvres………… .5:00 p.m. Buffet […]

AFT Says Support “Keep Our Educators Working”

Yesterday we reported that almost all of the school budgets on Long Island passed, but that doesn’t mean that teachers and schools are out of the woods. Listen to this Poughkeepsie teacher describe the situation in her district then read the call to action by AFT and please click the link to contact your representative. […]

92% of Long Island School Budgets Pass

Yesterday the vast majority of Long Island school districts voted to approve their school budgets: 114 out of 124 passed. You can use the links below to check Newsday for detailed information about communities, vote counts, budget sizes, and increases or decreases over last year. Newsday’s 2010 School Budget Election Results Page Newsday’s 2010 School […]

NCC College-Wide Colloquium on Academic Freedom


Monday Morning Music, Almost – Taylor Mali: “What Teachers Make”

So this is not quite music but it is a powerful performance about teachers and the difference that they make. Please share this with your friends and neighbors, and please remember to go out tomorrow and vote for your school budgets. There are lots of good people in our communities who make a difference in […]

BOT Approves Budget Balanced by Instructional Cuts and Tuition Increase

Last night the BOT voted to approve the NCC Budget for FY10/11. During the Finance Committee meeting, chaired by Brian Muellers, several Board members expressed their opposition to a proposed $160 tuition increase. Mr. Muellers made it clear that he would not vote for a budget that contained the increase and demanded that the Administration […]

Unions Convince Judge to Stop Furloughs

Some guardedly good news in the face of state budget chaos. From NYSUT: Good news came late Wednesday as a federal court in Albany issued a temporary injunction to stop until May 26 the governor’s abitrarily imposed plan to furlough many state employees for one day a week until the state’s multi-billion dollar deficit is […]

End-Of-Semester Luncheon – May 18!

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Monday Morning Music – Pete Seeger: Which Side Are You On?

By way of Audrey, our amazing office manager, a labor classic – Pete Seeger singing “Which Side Are You On?” I couldn’t find a video that showed Pete Seeger himself, but there were two that included interesting slide shows and this one had more recent labor and activist mobilizations so I chose it over the […]

From Our Members: “Up From Here” at the Little Theater

From Eileen Morrison-Darren in the Theater and Dance department comes this announcement about an upcoming show you won’t want to miss. She says This Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee by Liz Flahive deals with the aftermath for the family of a 17 year-old high school senior whose plot to commit a violent […]