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In PSC’s City Budget Testimony, a Larger Vision for CUNY
At a City Council hearing held last week to examine Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Preliminary Budget for CUNY, PSC President Barbara Bowen outlined the union’s proposal for investment in CUNY “as a linchpin of the City’s attack on inequality.” The Preliminary Budget, a starting point for City budget talks released before important decisions are made in the State budget, projects a slight decrease in funding for CUNY. Before focusing her testimony on “a larger vision for CUNY, rooted in Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious plan for the University,” President Bowen said, “discussion of the final budget should start with the premise that those funds must be restored.” Click here to read the full testimony, which supports Mayor de Blasio’s plan to increase annual City funding for CUNY by $150
Union members in HEO, CLT and Research series titles are continuing a university-wide petition campaign pressing CUNY to negotiate with the PSC on the implementation of the new time-sheet system. The petition calls on CUNY to negotiate about the timesheets, and demands that any new time-sheet system for HEOs and CLTs reflect the complexity of HEO and CLT jobs and the variability of their schedules. To volunteer for the workplace petition drive, HEOs and CLTs can contact PSC Organizing Director Deirdre Brill at email@example.com.
City Council Pathways Hearing, 2/25/14
On February 25, the City Council’s higher education committee held its first hearing on CUNY’s controversial Pathways curriculum. Faculty members warned that the narrower, administration-imposed curriculum is damaging the quality of students’ education. Read more.
March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
Labor Goes to the Movies: Hannah Arendt
March 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Black Writers Conference Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
March 27, 2014 (All day)
April 4, 2014 (All day)
CUNY at the Council
April 9, 2014 - 9:00am