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Political Action Success

A combination of relentless lobbying efforts by Mr. Christopher Black from NYSUT’s Legislative Department and the use of NYSUT’s VOTE-COPE funds which support our friends in the State Assembly and Senate, have resulted in the State Legislature adopting a $100 FTE base aid increase to NYS Community Colleges.  In addition to the $100 FTE increase, […]

Paint Merrick Road Red

Partial List of Gathering Points (Some locals are planning to meet at the following locations, but all are welcome at any location.) Left Coast Kitchen, 1810 Merrick Rd, Merrick (BMUST) Valley Stream Town Pool, Merrick Rd., 1 block east of Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream (VSTA) McQuades, 275 Merrick Rd, Lynbrook (Lynbrook TA) J. Paul’s Terrace Cafe, […]

Voices of Teachers in Education – Campaign on Political Education

VOTE-COPE: Voices of Teachers in Education – Campaign on Political Education As a follow-up to our General Faculty meeting on March 10 and comments made by Jeff Zuckerman, NYSUT VOTE-COPE spokesman, the NCCFT is launching a new Political Action campaign with the State and County. The national assault on public education is growing stronger and […]

Grievance Filed

  The NCCFT has filed a Step II grievance against the College in violation of the CBA with particular emphasis on Section 19 Academic Senate in regards to recent BOT resolutions.  More details will follow at the April 7, 2015 Executive Board meeting.    

Action Requested

Things to Come The NCCFT Executive Committee along with our NYSUT/AFT Delegates joined  HigherEd colleagues from across the United States for the joint NEA/AFT Higher Education Conference “Advancing Equality On and Off Campus” in Orlando, FL from March 12-15, 2015. The conference was comprised of workshops covering governance, membership, political action, finances, grievances, and litigation. […]

NYSUT Lobby Day 2015

NYSUT Executive VP Pallotta’s Testimony

The full testimony of Andrew Pallotta, Executive Vice President, NYSUT, to the Senate Finance Committee Chair, John DeFrancisco and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair, Herman D.Farrell, Jr. on the Proposed 2015-2016 Executive Budget for Higher Education, February 10, 2015: . . http://www.nysut.org/news/2015/february/testimony-higher-education#communitycolleges . . This testimony includes: . . SUNY and CUNY Four-Year […]

BOT Meeting Updates

CONGRATULATIONS  TO OUR COLLEAGUES WHO WERE AWARDED SABBATICALS FOR THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR   Nancy Barker                                  Barbara Barnard                     Paula Wheeler Carlo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wendy Eisner                                Eileen Engelke Louis Gioia                                         Holly Giordano                       Jason Gorman                                                    Stephan Ogumah                               Christina Rau Norman Spencer                                 Joyce Stern                              Peiran Teng                                      Caitlin […]

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 […]

Congratulations NYS Assembly Speaker Heastie