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Category: Politics

30 th
November

Frank Talk from the President’s Desk: Your Future, Your Commitment, Your Choice! Why Your VOTE-COPE Contributions Matter

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

In my last post, I told you a little bit about the Janus case, which the Supreme Court is expected to rule on by June 2018, and about the threat that a decision in Mark Janus’ favor poses to organized labor across this country. As a brief reminder, Janus does not want to have to…

9 th
November

Frank Talk from The President’s Desk – November 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Dark Clouds on the Horizon: JANUS v AFSCME Council 31 Who is Janus? Mark Janus is a Child Support Specialist with the Illinois Department of Heathcare and Family Services. He does not want to pay union “fair share” (agency) fees to the 35,000 member AFSCME union from which he obtains all union benefits.  (An agency…

8 th
November

The 2017 Election Results Are In for Nassau County and We Couldn’t Be Happier!

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Our union has a lot be happy about based on the results of yesterday's voting: We endorsed Laura Curran for County Executive, and she won; We endorsed Jack Schnirman for County Comptroller, and he won; We supported former NCC Trustee Arnie Drucker, and he won; We supported Kevan Abrahams, and he won. Also, and very…

24 th
October

The NCCFT Urges You to Vote No on a Constitutional Convention

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On November 7th, Election Day, the citizens of New York State will be asked to decide whether or not a constitutional convention—which would start in 2019—should be held. This question—“Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”—automatically appears on the ballot every 20 years. The issue seems simple enough. After…

20 th
October

Nassau County Legislators Vote Unanimously to Approve the NCCFT’s New Contract

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On Monday, October 16th, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to approve the Nassau Community College Federation of Teacher's new collective bargaining agreement. This is an important contract for a number of reasons, not least of which is that it demonstrates the commitment of both faculty and administration to move Nassau Community College forward into…

14 th
August

As Educators, We Must Address This as The Crisis It Has Become: The NCCFT’s Statement on The Recent Events in Charlottesville

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This past Friday night, when several hundred white supremacist men and women marched on the main quadrangle at the University of Virginia, they carried torches that recalled—and that were no doubt intended to recall—Ku Klux Klan cross burnings, and they chanted, “You will not replace us” and “Jew will not replace us,” setting in motion…

24 th
July

How Do You Measure a Community College’s Success?

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Some of us have been around long enough to remember, maybe twenty or so years ago, when a SUNY-generated “community college report card” was making the rounds. Nassau Community College fell somewhere in the bottom half of the rankings on a couple of significant measures, one of them being our graduation rate, which was determined…

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