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The 4Cs, SEIU 1973

4Cs members educate and support Connecticut's future workforce. With long-standing inequalities getting in the way of real opportunities for many, an affordable, quality system of higher ed for our cities and rural communities positively impacts us all.

The 4Cs, SEIU 1973

Campaigns

Demand President Cheng Fire Jackson Lewis

Sign our petition demanding that President Cheng end the contract with the anti-union law firm Jackson Lewis.

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Demand President Cheng Fire Jackson Lewis

UHart Contract Unanimously Ratified

Wages will rise 9.1% on average over the next 3 years!

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UHart Contract Unanimously Ratified

Community College Contract Campaign

Read the latest bargaining bulletins and how you can help to win a fair contract!

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Community College Contract Campaign

Working for our Members

What We Believe

Our values drive our actions. It's time to raise the value of higher education in Connecticut.

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What We Believe

Become a Member

Join the 4Cs Community College membership or the University of Hartford.

Community College University of Hartford

Our Union

Together, we will win as we move forward together to build a bold, fearless, and progressive union, that stands up for and fights for the principles we believe in.

Our Leaders Governance Committees
Our Union

Divisions

Public Division includes members at the CT Community Colleges and the Private Division includes members at the University of Hartford.

Public Division Private Division

History

The 4Cs history dates back to 1973. Read about our rich history of activism.

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History

Our Members

We are an organization of over 4,000 higher education employees in Connecticut who, by joining together, are achieving what we cannot accomplish alone. We provide valuable services to our communities, helping to educate and support a higher education population of over 56,000 students at Connecticut’s community colleges and the University of Hartford. By standing together, we have a stronger voice in our working conditions, which are our students learning conditions. Our work touches the lives of every single Connecticut resident. We educate your children, we provide service in your communities, and we positively impact the economy by providing educated workers that Connecticut businesses need to thrive.

Who We Are

News

Vaccination Policy for CSCU Employees

September 21, 2021

Find details of the vaccination policy for CSCU Employees, including 4Cs members here.

Vaccination Policy for CSCU Employees

Press Conference on In Person Mental Health Services Crisis

September 8, 2021

Mental health services have decreased in Connecticut’s community colleges due to inadequate state funding. This decrease in mental health services coincides with the increase in mental health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Conference on In Person Mental Health Services Crisis

Unions File Labor Board Complaint Against CSCU for Bad Faith Bargaining and Threatening Unilateral Change to Faculty AR

August 23, 2021

Earlier this month, our AFT and 4Cs unions filed a joint CT State Board of Labor Relations complaint against the Board of Regents for Higher Education for engaging in bad faith bargaining and threatening to unilaterally change the long-standing practice whereby FT faculty elect to perform Additional Responsibilities.

Unions File Labor Board Complaint Against CSCU for Bad Faith Bargaining and Threatening Unilateral Change to Faculty AR