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October Update


  • The NCCFT received today the first draft of the new CBA from Ingerman Smith. We are working on finalizing the language of the CBA in spirit, intent and word.  This is a time consuming and an ongoing process.
  • The Academic Senate Executive Committee (ASEC) placed SUNY Seamless front and center for discussion at the opening session of the Academic Senate meeting, which took place on September 30, 2014. Many interesting viewpoints were expressed, many valuable insights were provided and many unanswered questions remain. It has been and continues to be the position of the NCCFT to support the will and authority of the Academic Senate.  In addition, the welfare of our members is of utmost importance.  Our primary objective is to protect jobs and prevent the loss of full-time lines.  Our past posts regarding SUNY Seamless have intended to educate our members on this initiative and the consequences that we will have to live with if we comply with the mandate as dictated by SUNY.  We are confident that the contributions of the NCCFT have been of assistance, with the succor of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges, to the ASEC in their efforts and success in challenging SUNY’s ill-conceived mandate while we embark cautiously with collaborative discussions.
  • On October 2, 2014 the NCCFT held their annual New Faculty Luncheon.  It was so wonderful to welcome so many new union brothers and sisters from across the campus, including an entire table of LINCC Lecturers, to the NCCFT.  Several members expressed their appreciation for the recent CBA, understanding that the NCCFT is all about, for and driven by its members.  We are proud to report that we have increased our full-time faculty to 693 and that 692 are NCCFT members.  It was exciting to see the enthusiasm of our new union brothers and sisters who wish to become active members as they learned that the NCCFT is their bargaining voice and their advocates on the NCC campus. We welcome all, not just our newest members, to get involved as we continue to embrace new ideas and fresh perspectives as we grow and evolve toward the future. This is your union!  We stand stronger when we stand together!
  • Upcoming dates to note:
    • October 7, 2014 – NCCFT Executive Board Meeting at 11:30 am in room G-109
    • October 14, 2014 – NCCFT General Union Meeting at 11:30 am in the CCB-MPR