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Vote YES for Strike Authorization
More than 5,000 PSC members have already pledged publicly to vote YES .
Join them and vote YES today! The vote will be conducted from Monday, May 2, at 12 noon through Wednesday, May 11, at midnight (voting instructions).
It's as simple as this: every YES vote adds to the union's power to fight for you. As we enter what we hope will be the final stage of negotiations, Albany, City Hall and CUNY management will be watching the vote closely to assess the union's strength. The more YES votes we have, the greater our power.
Watch your email for a message later today from the American Arbitration Association with the secure PIN code you will need in order to vote; you can click on the link in the email message and vote online immediately.
Balloting Information Here
Internet and phone voting will be in operation starting at 12 noon on Monday, May 2. The deadline for voting is 12 midnight EDT on Wednesday, May 11.
To vote online, you will need the organization ID (PSCCUNY) and your individual Personal Identification Number (PIN). To vote by phone, you will need your PIN number. Your PIN number was emailed to you by the American Arbitration Association. It is also printed above your name and address on the back of the return envelope that was mailed to you along with the mail ballot.
Mail-in ballots were mailed to your home address and are scheduled to arrive by Monday, May 2.
Click "read more" for full voting instructions.
Why I'm Voting YES
Jacqueline Darvin, Program Director & Associate Professor of Secondary Literacy Education, Queens College
I'm voting yes for the strike authorization because, unfortunately, I believe that we have no other recourse.
I came to Queens College in 2004, and in 12 years, I have not had a raise in half my time at CUNY. When I left my position as a high school teacher in Long Island to come to Queens College, I took a cut in pay of over $30,000. I never could have imagined that after obtaining a PhD, my pay would drop so substantially and never recover to what I would be earning if I had remained teaching high school with a master’s degree. We are the most poorly paid professors in the New York metropolitan area, and it has to stop.
I’m voting yes for the strike authorization because I believe in public education. I know that the strike authorization is the best chance that the PSC-CUNY has of ever getting the raises that we desperately need and deserve so we can continue to serve the working-class families of New York City and provide affordable quality public education for all New Yorkers.
Strike Authorization Vote
May 2, 2016 (All day)
First Friday/Part-time Instructional Staff Meeting
May 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
Labor Goes to the Movies Presents M—Fri., May 13
May 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Legislation Committee Meeting
May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm