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 […]
Helena Worthen is a novelist, union activist and retired contingent faculty worker. Her book, What Did You Learn at Work Today? The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education (Hardball, 2013) won the 2014 Best Book award from the United Association for Labor Education.
Labor unions filed a lawsuit on Monday to challenge a federal statute that makes it a felony for members of the armed forces to participate in union activities or to support labor organizing in their ranks.
John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union-busting, why the companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about “your attendance.”
Waterbury, CT – Terrence Cheng, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, plans to wrap up his tour of all twelve community colleges with a visit to Naugatuck Valley on Thursday, November 4. In a show of solidarity, faculty and staff from various unions across the campus plan to boycott the meetings planned with […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]