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March

Remembering the Triangle fire 99 years later

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Today's New York Times has a very poignant story about yesterday's remembrances of the 1911 Triangle Shirt Factory fire, which killed 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women. Here is an excerpt from the story: [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="190" caption="photo from the New York Times"][/caption] There were accounts of how the low-paid seamstresses who made ladies’…

25 th
March

Members in Action: Janet Johnson and Dawn Smith at Higher Ed Lobby Day

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

[caption id="attachment_218" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Janet Johnson and Dawn Smith in Albany for Higher Ed Lobby Day, March 1-2 2010"][/caption] On March 1st and 2nd, NCCFT Political Action Committee Chairperson Janet Johnson (in blue) and member Dawn Smith were in Albany for Higher Ed Lobby Days. They spoke to State Senators and Assembly Representatives and helped…

23 rd
March

Action Alert from NYSUT: Urge your Senator to Oppose Education Cuts

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

From NYSUT ACT NOW: State Senate plan would cut 20,000 education jobs The New York State Senate is voting right now to pass a budget resolution calling for the $1.4 billion in school aid cuts proposed by Gov. Paterson. If enacted, this would mean the loss of more than 20,000 education jobs! Urge your senator…

22 nd
March

Monday Morning Music: One Day by Matisyahu

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This request comes from Olga Cornea in the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work department. She says: I love this song- its sound, its message, and its unexpected singer!  When I hear it I feel awakened; it's like jazzercise for the soul.  It screams, "Get up, do something!"  It inspires me to start checking things off that…

16 th
March

Check out Better Choice Budget Campaign

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

From Elizabeth Wood, faculty member in the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work department and NCCFT Treasurer: I was checking out the NYSUT Twitter account and saw reference NYSUT Activists filling the Desmond Hotel in Albany, and then to the new Legislative Director introducing his staff. Then I saw a reference to the Better Choice Budget…

15 th
March

Monday Morning Music: Joe Hill performed by Paul Robeson

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This request comes from Jim Hoyt, Transfer Counselor in the Student Personnel Services department and NCCFT Vice President for Nonclassroom faculty. He says: My children, being children of a child of the 60's, grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary and of course Joan Baez.  Her version of Joe Hill was always…

14 th
March

AFT Recommends "The Death and Life of the Great American School System"

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

From Mike Anzelone, Professor of English, and NCCFT Secretary: The Death and Life of the Great American School System (Basic Books, 2010) is a new book by Diane Ravitch and comes highly recommended by AFT. Check it out! If you want to know more about the book, here's the publisher's synopsis, and beneath that are…

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