• The 4Cs (SEIU Local 1973) are an organization of over 4,000 higher education employees in Connecticut who, by joining together, are achieving what we cannot accomplish alone. In these virtual pages you will find writing from our membership, our students, and our allies, who will share our community with yours, expanding the breadth of our discourse, our work, and our love for post-secondary education and our fight for diversity and equity. These are our voices, stronger together.

      Mask On, Mask Off

      Why are colleges taking off their masks? There is no reason to, other than to kowtow to the volume of the misinformed and misled.

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      Rally for Our Contract

      he System continues to hire more Vice Presidents and upper-level managers while members that work directly with students such as mental health counselors are extremely understaffed and other critical staff is being threatened with layoffs.

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      Legislative Monitor

      The decisions that our elected state officials make have real consequences on our working conditions and our students learning conditions. 

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      Succesful Rally at Gov. Lamont’s Connecticut Mansion

      Over 200 union members and supporters from the AFT, AFSCME, and the 4Cs gathered on Saturday on the front lawn of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s mansion to advocate for fair contracts, adjunct equity, an end to consolidation plans, and a better community college system for the students of Connecticut.

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      Negotiations & Nurses

      Board of Regents Negotiations Team sets its sights on “Excessive wage payments to nurses” during 4Cs contract negotiations

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