EVENTS: Upcoming

March 28, 2018.  Forum on Austerity and Education.  Experts from around the region will discuss the impact of austerity policies on public colleges and universities, and the possibility for change in the direction of full funding. CCSU, Constitution Room, Memorial Hall.

April 4, 2018. Anniversary of Martin Luther King. The Due Justice Coalition is calling Labor to Hartford this April 4, 2018 to remember that Dr. King stood up for labor, as well as justice and peace.

April 11, 2018. Lobby Day for Public Higher Education. Hartford, Legislative Office Building.


Monday, February 26 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Janus Rally @ Connecticut Supreme Court Building. Show your support for your union.  On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear Janus vs. AFSCME, a case that would slash union rights for all public sector union members. Join union members from all over Connecticut to #Resist! this attack on our ability to organize.  For more on the Janus Case and Why CCSU AAUP is Concerned about it.

February 7, 2018. Sharing the Syllabus. On opening day of the 2018 legislative session faculty from the CSUs, Community Colleges, UConn, and UConn Health will share a syllabus with lawmakers that details how to create a Connecticut where all residents #ThriveTogether through public Higher Education.  Hartford, Legislative Office Building.

January 24, 2018. Politicians, Pens, Pizza #2 Join us for the second event in this series.  CT politicians Greg Haddad, Matt Lesser, and Chris Soto will join us for an informal discussion about the possibility of Free Tuition in CT.  Faculty and students can write their legislators.  Pizza will be provided.  All members of the CCSU community are welcome. CCSU, Southwest Study Room, Memorial Hall.


January 23-February 1, 2018. Due Justice Regional Organizing Sessions. Bringing together labor, faith, advocacy and community organizations to build and advance a bold agenda for A Connecticut That Works For All – Not Just the Few.

  • January 23, Rocky Hill Congregational Church, Rocky Hill
  • January 25, First United Church, Milford
  • January, 30th Norwalk Community College, Norwalk
  • January 31, Mitchell College, New London- To be confirmed
  • February 1, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury

DUE Justice Coalition- Democracy, Unity and Equality Connecticut



CT Politicians Talk Importance of Political Involvement with CCSU Students, Kristina Vakhman, Central Recorder, November 8, 2017

Board of Regents

Ojakian Hopes Detailed Consolidation Plan Will Address Accreditors’ Concerns, Kathy Megan, Hartford Courant, March 2, 2018.

Lawmakers question college consolidation plan, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post, January 31, 2018

Proposal to consolidate state’s community colleges, Katie Corrado, Fox 61 News, January 30, 2018

Accrediting officials advise state on college merger plan, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post, January 11, 2018

Board of Regents’ Consolidation Plan Raises Red Flags, CSU-AAUP, December 13, 2017

Merger Plan for Community Colleges Remains Controversial, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post, December 12, 2017

Board of Regents votes to consolidate all 12 community colleges, The CT Mirror, December 14, 2017

Faculty Speak Out Against Community College Consolidation Plan, Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant, December 12, 2017

Free College Tuition in Connecticut

Democratic Legislators Propose Free State College Programs, Kathy Megan, Hartford Courant, March 1, 2018

Connecticut Democrats unveil free college plan, Linda Conner Lambeck, March 1, 2018

Democratic Lawmakers Detail Free College Tuition, Parker Fiske, CT News Junkie, March 2, 2018

NEWS: Connecticut


Municipal Leaders Support Ending Collective Bargaining for Health and Retirement Benefits, Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie, Jan. 24, 2018.


GOP takes nine gubernatorial contenders on a bumpy test drive, Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror, January 11, 2018

NEWS: National and International

Higher Education: Tuition

Universities in Illinois Extend Tuition Freezes to Stem Enrollment Slides, Lee Gardner, Chronicle of Higher Education¸ January 5, 2018

Teachers’ Unions

West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike, Jess Bidgood, New York Times, March 6, 2018

Oklahoma Teachers May Soon Go On Strike, Rich McKay, Huffington Post, March 5, 2018

All of West Virginia’s teachers have been on strike for over a week, Emily Stewart, Vox, Mar 4, 2018

British Academics Strike to Save Pensions, Steven Parfitt, Labor Notes, March 02, 2018

In a Historic First, the Chicago Teachers Union and Charter School Teachers Have Joined Forces, Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times, Feb 1, 2018