Posts belonging to Category Political Action

NYSUT Talking Points

Public Higher Education Quality Initiative New York State’s system of public higher education-the largest in the nation-is the essential path to economic opportunity and equality for our students. Yet, SUNY and CUNY have suffered close to $2 billion in cuts over the last six years, driving up tuition, imperiling opportunities for students and threatening quality […]

When Opportunity Knocks

This guest post was written by Jason Gorman. On Saturday, October 12, Porter Kirkwood, Chris Schwertman and I went out canvassing for NCCFT-endorsed candidates. We met in the morning at campaign headquarters in East Meadow, where we had a chance to say a brief hello to Tom Suozzi and Jay Jacobs, Nassau County Democratic Party […]

NCCFT Political Action Update – Laura Curran’s August 8th Fundraiser

NCCFT attended a fund-raiser for Laura Curran, Democratic Candidate for the 5th Legislatve District, at Dunn’s River Lounge in Rockville Centre, August 8, 2013. A former reporter, Laura Curran served as Tom Suozzi’s Communication Officer and has been, since 2011, serving on the Baldwin Board of Education. Pictured with Laura Curran are Stephanie Sapiie, Dawn […]

The NCCFT Supports Tom Suozzi

Slower | Start | FasterTo see the full size images, you need to enable javascript in your browser.«‹›» In a light drizzle early Saturday morning the Nassau County Democrats kicked off the official start to the 2013 campaign at their campaign headquarters at 2373 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. Nassau County Democratic legislators and many unions […]

The NCCFT Political Action Committee Met with Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel

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 […]

NCCFT Update – March 25, 2012

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 […]

NCCFT Update – March 5, 2012

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 […]

Defend Pensions: Oppose Tier 6.

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 […]

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 […]