As we are sure you know, since we have talked about it many times during the past several years, New York State is legally mandated to contribute one third of Nassau Community College’s budget. As we are sure you also know, the funding Albany gives to NCC has never actually reached that level. What you may not know is that New York State currently contributes only 22% of our funding, forcing the college, through tuition increases, to ask our students to bear some of its own financial burdens.
The NCCFT and the AFA believe this needs to stop once and for all, which is why the two unions are joining forces to lobby statewide public officials to pass legislation that will increase New York State’s contribution. Donna Hope, NCCFT Vice-President/Classroom Faculty, and AFA President Stefan Krompier will be coordinating our collaboration on this most critical initiative.
Stay tuned for more information as this effort gets under way.