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County Exec Sends Contracts for WCC Employees to Legislators for Review

In what he calls ‘a new era of cooperation,’ County Executive George Latimer sends long-held contracts for Westchester Community College (WCC) employees to the Board of Legislators for review.


“The faculty and staff at Westchester Community College are shaping and molding the minds of Westchester residents,” County Exec. Latimer shares with BW.  “Their work is commendable, and so it is only fair that they get the respect they deserve with renewed contracts.  Sending the contracts to the Board of Legislators is something I promised WCC workers on the campaign trail, and I am keeping to my word.”

WCC President Dr. Belinda Miles: “After nearly eight years working under expired contracts, our faculty and staff are one step closer to our collective goal of updated contracts. We applaud the negotiating teams that came to the table and reached an agreement after I arrived three years ago, and we appreciate the action that takes these contracts to the next step in the process. We highly value all of our employees whose talents and efforts are what helps students receive quality education and relevant job training at Westchester Community College.”

The sending of the contracts comes after years of back and forth between College officials, unions and the prior Westchester County Executive’s office.  The tentative agreements are between Westchester Community College Administration, CSEA and the WCC Federation of Teachers. The contracts cover nearly 600 employees at WCC.

“We are pleased be receiving the contracts,” County Board Chair Ben Boykin shared wth BW. “We expect the process to move fast. It’s time to move forward and we look forward to doing that.”

WCC CSEA Union Representative Carol Ann Zavarella- Vasta said: “CSEA is thrilled!  It has been a very long time, and while the College’s Board of Trustees and the College’s Administration has always had respect for us, this contract has been missing.  Thank you County Executive Latimer and Dr. Miles – this is certainly a big step forward.”

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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Author, Writer, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others. You can also hear AJ every Thursday morning at 7:20 A.M. on Good Morning Westchester with host Bob Marrone on WVOX

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