Articles from December 2011



NCCFT Update – 12/19/11 – SYNERGY

Synergy is a term used to describe efforts which, when joined, produce a result greater than the sum of their contributions. In the case of Nassau Community College, greater does not mean better. In the face of political and financial problems the likes of which we have not seen at NCC in a very long […]

Let UFCW Local 1500 workers spend Christmas with their families

The NCCFT Executive Committee, in solidarity with the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1500 (Westbury), urges you to sign a petition calling on A&P to close its stores Christmas Day. As reported in Newsday (“Union: Close Supermarkets on Christmas,” Dec 13, 2011) workers with the UFCW Local 1500 have just concluded new contract negotiations. […]

CSEA – Fight for your Careers & Benefits- Mon. Dec. 19 at 1pm!

Letter to Nassau County Legislators Regarding the Privatization of Long Island Bus

Yesterday the Nassau County Legislature approved a deal to turn over management of Long Island Bus to Veolia, a private company based in Illinois, whose parent company says they are selling off their transportation holdings. The NCCFT Executive Committee went on record opposing the privatization. Below is the text of a letter, copies of which […]

NCCFT Update 12-12-11

This past week can be summed up as exasperating.  We began the week with an allfaculty email discussion concerning the Administration’s decision to shut down our previously unrestricted access to the allncc email list.  As we are sure you know by now, the Administration alleges its decision was predicated by an unknown threat sent to […]

BOT Statement – Wednesday, December 7, 2011 read by Secretary Faren Siminoff

In Dr. Astrab’s ALLNCC email of December 1st he indicates he is distressed by a recent disturbing email. Well, we too are very distressed by that and much, much more. We are distressed by what is transpiring at this institution. Each week seems to bring another “crisis” justifying draconian cuts, curtailment of our contractually guaranteed […]

BOT Statement—Wednesday, December 7, 2011 read by President M. Debra DeSanto

Security on a college campus must be of paramount importance.  The NCCFT is always deeply concerned with the safety of our entire community – students, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors alike. We are concerned with security on our campus both in and out of the classroom.   But real security requires action that is not only […]

NCCFT HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

NYSUT Action Alert: Urge Albany to support fair taxation and education funding!

Our budget problems here at NCC stem in large part from state cuts that need to be reversed. NYSUT lobbies on our behalf in favor of higher education funding. Those lobbyists need our support in calling for a fair system of taxation to support proper funding of public education. From NYSUT on December 5, 2011: […]

Down The Rabbit Hole

The sudden shut-down of the “allncc” feature of our email system has left many of us stunned. The NCCFT Executive Committee has communicated our concerns to Dr. Astrab. The only response we have received from the Administration is that some sort of criminal activity has occurred, a criminal investigation has ensued and this event warrants […]