On February 7th, in my capacity as co-chair of the NCCFT Political Action Committee, I—along with Elaine Burm NYSUT’s PAC representative, Jane Morales, President of Herricks Teachers Association, and Jennifer Snyder, Vice President of Great Neck’s Teachers Association—met with Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel for about an hour to discuss the State-Base-Aid issues that concern us, specifically [...]
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This has been another week of surprises, primarily in the form of a confidentiality agreement passed by the Nassau Community College Foundation Board of Directors. How are we not to assume they have something to hide
• when they refuse to allow Directors to brief the community that the foundation serves;
• when they legally challenge [...]
In April 2011 the NCCFT Executive Committee began reaching out to the Administration to discuss ways we could work together to address fiscal problems facing the campus. We will present and review those efforts and discuss the results at the NCCFT Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, March 6 and again to the entire membership at [...]
Today the New York State AFL-CIO is launching a statewide radio ad campaign in opposition to the proposed Tier 6 pension changes. You can listen to the radio ad here.
Tier 6 would severely undermine the retirement security of workers who dedicate their careers to serving the residents of New York.
Mario Cilentro, President of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
The Legislature [...]
We received the following from Rosalie Longo and our sisters and brothers of the Freeport Federation of Teachers. We need to add our voices to theirs at these Mobile Town Meetings. Is there a meeting in your town, or the town next door? Join members of your community, and stand in solidarity with workers across [...]
Three rallies were held over the summer to inform students about the impact of recent budget cuts. We posted a video from the second of the three rallies on August 12. Additional videos of the August 3rd rally and August 17th rally with faculty statements can be found on our YouTube channel:
Thirty years ago today, I was fired by President Reagan for striking with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) after massive picketing to bring attention to the plight of beleaguered workers. Ironically, the FAA workers are back in the news today being used as political pawns. Anyhow, here I find myself picketing [...]