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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…

15 th
May

Important Tax Information for Union Members

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

13 th
May

NCCFT President Frank Frisenda’s Statement at the Bylaws Ratification Meeting

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Hi. My name is Frank Frisenda and I am the President of the NCCFT. If you feel confident that you understand this issue, then vote accordingly. It is unfortunate that some individuals and groups have made this personal and are leveling all sorts of reprehensible attacks on the NCCFT leadership and negotiating team, as they…

12 th
May

BOT Watch: The Board Passes a Budget May 9, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees opened the meeting by approving the minutes from April 18 and then moved directly into what became a lengthy and somewhat complicated discussion of the budget for 2017-2018. At issue was the proposed tuition increase of $274/year for full-time students. Two trustees, Anthony Cornachio and Michael Hilt (the student trustee) said they would not vote in…

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…

03 th
May

Report from Detroit: The AFT Higher Education Conference

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The NCCFT Executive Committee is back from the AFT’s Higher Education Organizing Conference in Detroit, where we had a chance to listen to  some meaningful and motivating talks on the state of higher education today, as well as to participate in two workshops that had direct relevance to issues we are dealing with on our campus.…

22 th
April

BOT Watch: The NCC Board of Trustees Meeting – April 18, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

(This post has been edited to correct errors in the summary of the Speakers List.) At the beginning of the meeting, the Board approved promotions to Associate and Full Professor. They then noted the first reading of Policy 1800, which deals with the acceptance of gifts, and went through the second reading of the 7000 series…

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