The Board’s Message on Negotiations is Clear: There is No Middle Ground

On Thursday, November 11, during 4Cs Negotiations with the Board of Regents, we heard some outrageous responses. From, “We want to restore our management rights,” and “There is no middle ground,” to demands we “cease and desist,” expressing our first amendment rights to free speech. The Board made clear they have no interest in reaching […]

4Cs Statement on Campus Equity Week

When the 4Cs discusses our part-time members, we focus on the positives. For our community college members, the part-time faculty salaries are among the highest in Connecticut and the region. We have been unionized and aligned with our full-time counterparts for nearly forty years and the power that we have built together has led to […]

Retirement Resources & Public Loan Forgiveness

The 4Cs wants to lift up a recent memo sent by HR Shared Services regarding retirement. HR “is experiencing a larger than normal number of retirement applications and inquiries and expects that activity to continue through June 2022. We encourage any employee considering retirement to join the Benefits & Retirement Specialist, Karla Desjardins, at her […]

The Disastrous Rollout of the System’s Policy on COVID

The union leadership – including our elected statewide officers and chapter officers – have heard from many members about CSCU’s reprimand letter received on Thursday, October 7. HR sent letters to nearly one-third of our membership, but we have no confidence in their list because of the many significant errors and inconsistencies that our members have […]

Vaccine Policy Finalized, FAC Petition, and Labor Charge Against CSCU

Final Vaccination Policy for CSCU Employees The BOR unions – 4Cs, AFT, AFSCME, SUOAF-AFSCME, and CSU-AAUP – negotiated a COVID vaccination policy with CSCU for all employees. The final policy can be read here.  Reaching mutual agreement on a divisive issue with an employer who does not have the trust of its employees was difficult, but […]