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28 th
June

BOT Watch: The Board Fulfills Its Ultimatum & We Take Them To Binding Arbitration

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Earlier this year, at it’s March 21st meeting, the Board of Trustees issued an ultimatum regarding what it perceived as the unacceptably slow pace of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) in responding to Middle States’ requirements for bringing us back into compliance wth Standards 4 and 5 (Leadership and Governance & Administration). If the GRTF proved…

26 th
June

The NCCFT Mourns Jeff Frankel

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The NCCFT Executive Committee, along with the rest of the campus, mourns the passing of Professor Jeff Frankel, who devoted nearly forty years of his life to Nassau Community College. Our thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones. Working in the Center for Students with Disabilities, Jeff served as a counselor and mentor…

19 th
June

Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Earlier this month, the NCCFT Executive Committee attended NYSUT’s Community College (ED39) conference in Latham, New York, where we received a briefing on Governor Cuomo’s much lauded Excelsior Scholarship program. While the program will likely benefit a significant number of students in New York State, we learned not only that “free tuition,” the term the…

30 th
May

The NCCFT Congratulates Christine Pellegrino!

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

In an upset victory that has to hearten those of us in organized labor, and specifically those of us in education unions, Christine Pellegrino—who has been an elementary school reading teacher for the past 25 years—won a special election against Republican Thomas Gargiulo for Long Island's 9th District Assembly seat. This district, which Donald Trump won…

30 th
May

Check Out These NYSUT Member Benefits

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

17 th
May

Contract Negotiations: The Next Challenge We Face

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The weeks leading up to last Thursday’s vote to ratify, or not, the amended Academic Senate bylaws passed by the Senate at its meeting on April 27th have been fraught and unfortunately polarizing. As you know, the NCCFT Executive Committee agreed to participate in the group that crafted those bylaws, the Governance Review Task Force…

08 th
May

Taking One Step Forward, Not Two Steps Back

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On May 5th, we sent an email to the NCCFT Executive Board informing them that contract negotiations have begun. Under normal circumstances, we would have allowed your department representatives to bring that news back to you without any intervening commentary from us. Moreover, in keeping with the principles of good faith bargaining, we would certainly…

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