Fourteen PSC chapters held elections in the spring of 2017. The chapters elected their local officers, delegates and alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly, and representatives to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. Most races were uncontested, though there were contested races at the Graduate Center and Hunter College. The election results were certified by the Elections Committee on May 8. The term of office for the newly elected candidates begins on May 22. Click here for a list of all newly elected chapter leaders and here for the vote counts of the contested elections.
Open enrollment for new participants in NYSUT’s Catastrophe Major Medical (CMM) Insurance Trust is now open to non-retiree NYSUT members who live in New York state, and who have the required underlying coverage. During this enrollment period, from May 1 to June 15 of this year, new participants can elect to get catastrophic coverage for themselves and their family members; they will not be disqualified because of preexisting conditions.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity if you’re eligible, and it may be a one-time opportunity,” said Steve London, an executive officer of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund. “This is an opportunity that should not be missed.”
Janus vs. AFSCME, a case designed to strip unions of their members, their treasuries and their power, is working its way through the courts. It is expected to come before the Supreme Court next year. The Janus case and the Gorsuch appointment are the culmination of a decades-long attack on unions and workers’ rights. The PSC is strong after years of contract and budget campaigns; we’re organizing in the workplace to strengthen every member’s connection and commitment to the union. Make a public commitment to support the PSC.