The union representing Nassau Community College’s full-time faculty

Category: Politics

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…

31 th
March

The NCCFT & AFA Join Forces to Lobby Albany for Our Fair Share of Funding

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

As we are sure you know, since we have talked about it many times during the past several years, New York State is legally mandated to contribute one third of Nassau Community College’s budget. As we are sure you also know, the funding Albany gives to NCC has never actually reached that level. What you…

28 th
March

The NCCFT Endorses Laura Curran

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers (NCCFT), the union representing Nassau Community College’s full-time faculty, enthusiastically endorses Laura Curran in her bid to become the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive. Her commitment to making sure all our county’s students—from kindergarten through college—have access to both quality instruction and the facilities necessary for teaching…

07 th
March

NCCFT at NYSUT’s Higher Ed Lobby Day

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Every year, the NCCFT sends a delegation to Albany to take part in NYSUT’s Higher Ed Lobby Day. It’s an opportunity for us, together with our colleagues from across the state, to meet with New York State legislators about matters of concern that we all share. This year, the NCCFT was represented by: NCCFT Vice…

02 th
March

It Boils Down To This: Betsy DeVos Has Us In Her Sights

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Sometimes things happen so quickly in the Trump administration that it’s hard to keep up. We originally intended this post as a response to the remarks Betsy DeVos delivered at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). As we were in the process of composing it, however, her office released a statement about historically Black…