Scott Stark for AFA V.P.      Stefan Krompier for AFA Pres.    Mathematics Dept.             Marketing Dept. 

BALLOT RETURN

AFA Website: "Completed ballots must (be) returned by US Mail and postmarked by November 25, 2014. (Ballots received with a postmark after this date will not be counted.)"

A VISION OF HOPE 
The attacks launched by President Loiacono against his members and his attempts to divide us into feuding factions has left our great union resembling a ravaged war land. In an attempt to find positive rays of hope I journeyed across this territory visiting with and listening to adjuncts explain what they want from their President. From technical assistants in labs to counselors in SPS to tutors assisting students across the campus to instructors in the classrooms, the message I heard from all was despair, hopelessness and frustration towards the AFA. Yet, I realized that in each of these individuals was the hope I was searching for. It is this hope that will provide the light that nourishes the rebuilding of our once great union.

Over the course of my campaign I have met with and spoken to more than one hundred and fifty adjuncts. I realized more than ever the collective talents and skills that rest in our membership. I thought what a shame that these talents and skills have never been utilized by our "leaders". I believe that the input of all members who collectively have such great talents and skills will enable me to lead our once great union to heights that have yet to be realized.

We have seen and continue to witness the ill effects of a president who is not available, reachable or absent from his duties. Whether you are in negotiations, representing a member in a grievance or arbitration matter, attending a legislative session or organizing a job action, you must be available mornings, afternoons and evenings. My opponent in the Art department is not available mornings or most afternoons since he teaches elementary school in Suffolk County. If AFA business has to wait until the latter part of the afternoon or night to be conducted this union can only become a shell of what we need it to be.

I call upon your assistance now and ask for your vote. If I have the privilege of leading such a great group of individuals, I will be calling upon many of you for your input in rebuilding this once powerful union. For those I have yet to personally meet, I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Together, we can do something great!

Sincerely,
Stefan Krompier,
Candidate for AFA President

Below are reprints of letters Stefan Krompier and Scott Stark received supporting their candidacies.  Signed copies on letterhead are available upon request.  

Union Support and Involvement

To whom it may concern,
    In late July, knowing that I had negotiated contracts for the Hauppauge Teachers Association from 1982 to 2002 Stef came to me with the question, how did I find negotiating with John Gross? As I spoke Stef listened intently and took notes. Stef was interested to learn what strategies worked and what didn’t. When I emphasized that personally attacking John Gross or any other member of the districts team would be a big mistake, Stef raised his head and said, “I can’t believe you just said that “. 

    On more than one occasion Stef served on our Action Committee (In some districts known as the strike committee). He was particularly helpful in our effort to rally the Hauppauge staff at a time when the Board and their lead negotiator John Gross were being difficult. The district proposed changes in our contract that would limit our teacher’s ability to deliver the quality education our community expected.

  • Over his thirty four years he attended every building meeting and was more than supportive of union activities.
  • He attended Board of Education meetings and spoke out repeatedly in support of union positions. He attended every one of our Silent Protests.
  • Stef participated in every one of our informational pickets.
  • On numerous occasions he worked phone banks (get out the vote /action committee pre strike informational efforts) Worked at union headquarters doing whatever was needed i.e. prepared strike signs, stuffed envelopes, etc.
  • Stef vocally supported Union Leaders at union general meetings prior to the setting of two strike dates. He was highly respected by Hauppauge teachers. His words carried a great deal of weight and helped rally our members who when push came to shove were 100% supportive of our efforts.
  • On two occasions he was poised to strike as HTA members waited in union halls and expected a strike to occur. On both occasions a strike was averted minutes before they were scheduled to begin because 100% of our members were ready to go out.

Stefan Krompier’s stature in the Hauppauge Community was and still is at the highest levels. As a respected teacher, School to Career Coordinator, a member of our High School and District Shared Decision Making Team he worked to improve Hauppauge Teacher’s ability to deliver a quality education to their students. I have no doubt that Stefan Krompier has the knowledge, leadership skills, experience and demeanor to effectively serve as President of the NCC Adjunct Faculty Association. I support him 100%.

 
Charles J. Dodd
Former Negotiator and President
Hauppauge Teachers Association
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Management and Leadership

Manhasset Public Schools
Dr. Dean Schlanger
Principal Manlwsset Secondary School

November 12, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter in support of Adjunct Professor Stefan Krompier's candidacy for President of Nassau Community College's Adjunct Faculty Association . To my way of thinking he is a perfect fit for the position. I have known Professor Krompier for over fifteen years when I was the principal of Hauppauge High School.

As administrator of the Hauppauge Districts' School to Career Program Stefan Krompier demonstrated his ability to create, manage and administer a program that served as a model for school districts throughout New York State. Professor Krompier served as District Representative on the Hauppauge Industrial Association Education Committee and was a major contributor to the Long Island Associations School Business Partnership effort.

As Chairperson of Hauppauge High School's Shared Decision Making Team he continually built consensus among feuding factions . His ability to run efficient meetings where all parties were given a fair chance to be heard was a primary reason for the success of our team . Professor Krompier was the Team's first Chairperson and continued to be re-elected the position until he retired in 2005.

Hauppauge High School's DECA program was exemplary. It was not unusual for Professor Krompier to put in a twelve hour day preparing his students for County, State and International DECA competition . Hauppauge's DECA Club consistently placed first in county competition, in the top five of 136 programs state wide, and in the top one percent in international competition. The bond formed with his students continues to this day.

Professor Krompier served for twelve years as our School Districts Representative to the Hauppauge Rotary Club. He was elected Club Secretary, Vice President and served two terms as President.

In conclusion, I can proudly say first handedly that Stefan Krompier is a dedicated, active and highly capable educator with many years of pertinent experience for this position. He earns my highest praise and utmost recommendation.

Sincerely,
Dr. Dean Schlanger Principal

200 Memorial Place -Manhasset, New York 11030
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Working with elected officials to achieve our goals

To whom it may concern,

I write today on behalf of Stefan Krompier President of the Northfield Woods Civic Association Hauppauge New York. I have worked with Mr. Krompier over the past ten years and recognize him as a knowledgeable leader who works tirelessly on behalf of the members of his association.
Over a five year period Mr. Krompier and his team worked diligently with my office to stop the fumes coming from an asphalt plant adjacent to his community from polluting the Northfield Woods section of Hauppauge. He forged a coalition of elected officials and community leaders that moved the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to take action. In the end his negotiations with the plant owners resulted in an outcome that stopped the fumes.
Furthermore, Mr. Krompier was very active with plans of the New York State Department of Transportation to expand Veterans Memorial Highway in the vicinity of the Northfield Woods area ultimately achieving favorable outcomes for his community.
I find Mr. Krompier to be smart, an excellent listener, and consensus builder who will serve very well as President of Nassau Community College’s Adjunct Faculty Association.

John Kennedy

 Suffolk County Legislator/Suffolk County Comptroller Elect
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Teacher and Unionist

November 13, 2014
To: Adjunct Faculty of Nassau Community College
From: Christopher Fahey, Vice President – Secondary Baldwin Teachers Association
Re: Scott Stark, Candidate for AFA Vice President

Scott Stark is one of the most reliable and dependable men that I know. I have been friends with Scott for over ten years and can attest to his work ethic, character and his beliefs which drive him personally and professionally. As an educator he has always strived to reach his students and provide them with solid foundations in Mathematics. As a colleague he always has your best interest in mind and fosters a team approach to many situations. Scott has taught on many levels and his flexibility is one of his greatest assets. His presence has been missed in our Math Department since he left us. Scott would be a valued member of any collegial endeavor.

As a unionist, Scott will prove to be flexible in his understanding of the myriad and complex issues that public education faces in the current tenuous climate. I have been the vice-president for the Baldwin Teachers' Association for the last 3 years. Prior to this, I was a building representative for 7 years. Having Scott on our team would have been a dream for us. We have a great executive board. I envisioned Scott right there as one of our key players. I would draft him instantly if he became available to us.

I think that he possesses the right motivation and drive to be a union officer. Scott approaches his decisions and choices in life and his career with careful and thoughtful consideration. I have no doubt he will utilize the same tact, timing and presentation if given the chance to help lead your association.

Sincerely,

Christopher Fahey
Vice President- Secondary
Baldwin Teachers Association

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Character and Loyalty

November 11, 2014

Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530

Dear AFA Members,

This letter is an endorsement of Scott Stark for Vice-President of the AFA in the upcoming election. I first met Scott thirty-five years ago when he was a student in my Algebra class in the Long Beach School District. Over the years, Scott has become a personal friend of mine as well as a colleague in the Mathematics Department of Nassau Community College. Scott Stark is a dedicated educator, a hard-working individual who is active in both school and community affairs, and a person willing to support a cause he believes in, no matter how unfavorable it might be. Most importantly, I know Scott Stark to be a decent and honest man who will represent the membership of the AFA in a most professional manner.

Scott’s father, Eli Stark, was a colleague of mine in the Long Beach School District. During his long and distinguished career, he was a mathematics teacher, a vice-principal and eventually a member of the Board of Education in Long Beach. For nearly forty years, Eli Stark was also an Adjunct Professor in the Mathematics Department at Nassau Community College and a loyal member of the AFA before he passed away. Eli Stark would be very proud of his son Scott for many reasons, but especially for the way Scott walked shoulder to shoulder with me and other members of the AFA every day of the poorly planned and ill-advised strike last year. While both of us disagreed with the decision to strike, we supported our union. I know personally Scott willingly accepted the fine imposed by the Taylor Law even though it presented a financial hardship to him and his family.

I have been an educator for forty-two years. I worked for thirty-six years in the Long Beach School District as a mathematics teacher and I served as the department chairperson for the last twenty years. Since 1998 I have been an Adjunct Professor in the Mathematics Department of Nassau Community College. As a loyal member “in good standing” of the AFA, I recommend without reservation, Scott Stark for the office of Vice-President of the AFA at Nassau Community College. I am most confident he will do an outstanding job.

Sincerely,

Professor Steven Marino
Mathematics Department
Nassau Community College

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SERVING AS YOUR PRESIDENT WILL BE MY FULL TIME JOB. I WILL WORK TO REBUILD AND STRENGTHEN OUR UNION 24/7/365.                   My opponent from the Art Department is a full time elementary school art teacher. On his website he says don't phone me until after 3PM.      Stefan Krompier   

As AFA President I will take no salary until the position is reviewed and an appropriate salary can be set. My opponent makes no such offer. Stefan Krompier 

WE WILL:

     • REINFORCE AND ENHANCE THE GROUND BREAKING   UNPRECEDENTED GAINS MADE BY OUR COURAGEOUS LEADERS AND SUPPORTIVE MEMBERSHIP OVER THE PAST FORTY FOUR YEARS.
     • REBUILD THE AFA AS WE REBOUND FROM THE DISASTROUS STRIKE OF SEPTEMBER 2013. 

  • CHANGE THE CULTURE OF THE AFA. ALL ADJUNCTS WILL BE TREATED WITH CIVILITY AND RESPECT.
  • MAKE THE AFA A UNION OF INCLUSION NOT EXCLUSION.
  • BECOME A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH SO THAT WE HAVE THE STRENGTH NECESSARY TO SUCCEED AT THE NEGOTIATION TABLE.

I'VE DONE IT IN THE PAST AS PRESIDENT AND CHAIRPERSON OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. GIVE ME YOUR VOTE AND I WILL DO IT NOW FOR YOU.

  • As a registered political activist I have a proven history of busting through government bureaucracy to get things done now.
  • My proven business and negotiation skills have resulted in positive outcomes wherever I've applied them before and they will work for the AFA now.
  • Time and time again I've shown I can negotiate and work with business and government leaders to get what is in the best interest of those I represent.
  • Working with a CPA, a Forensic Accountant and well respected law firm I chaired the effort that rebuilt the financial well being of a troubled State Wide organization with over 3000 members that asked for my help.

MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE PROVES THAT I CAN GET THE JOB DONE NOW AND I CAN GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT

Please Contact Us With Your Concerns And Questions.

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PHONE or TEXT  631-796-2115

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