Articles from June 2011



NCCFT Executive Committee Addresses County Finance Committee

Today, June 20, 2011, the NCCFT Executive Committee attended meetings of the Nassau County Legislature’s Rules and Finance committees. We addressed the Finance committee before it voted to forward the NCC budget to the full legislature. The full legislature will consider the NCC budget, along with many others, at a meeting next Tuesday, June 28, […]

Faculty Pack Board of Trustees Meeting

Last night’s Board of Trustees meeting was attended by over 100 faculty who were there to share their concerns about the leadership of President Astrab and the Board itself. We were taken by surprise when the Board moved to consider an item not on their calendar, and that item turned out to be a 3.5 […]

NCCFT Statement to the Board of Trustees June 8, 2011

NCCFT Executive Committee Statement to the Board of Trustees  read by NCCFT President M. Debra DeSanto—June 8, 2011 The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers represents over 700 Classroom and non-classroom faculty. The non-classroom faculty includes Librarians, Counselors, Professionals, Technologists, and Technical Assistants. This diversity of the union membership, all of whom are hired through […]

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Full Time Line Update

On May 12, 2011 President Astrab notified the Department Chairs that all faculty on temporary lines would be terminated, and that if the budget situation changed lines would be restored according to the strategic plan. The NCCFT Executive Committee has been hard at work advocating for the restoration of lines. Since May 12, we can […]

LINCC Mediation Again Cancelled by College

For the second time in a row, the union was notified at the last minute, yesterday, that the college was canceling a long-scheduled mediation session (scheduled for today, June 8, from 10am-4pm) regarding LINCC Lecturers because the college attorney could not attend. Our previous mediation session, scheduled for May 24th, was canceled for the same […]