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92% Yes Vote!
A message from Barbara Bowen
Thank you, PSC! 92% of voters on strike authorization voted YES. Together we have sent an unequivocal message to the CUNY Chancellor and to Albany that PSC members are determined to fight for what we need-and what our students need.
The 92% vote is a demand that CUNY act with urgency to put a decent economic offer on the table and do what it takes to get this contract settled. The union remains absolutely committed to achieving an acceptable contract through the negotiating process, but we are prepared to take action if there is no alternative.
Pilot program likely to pass test
By Shomial Ahmad
After a hiatus of nearly 25 years, the military’s college-based officer training curriculum returned to CUNY three years ago as a pilot program. Now the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps – commonly known by the acronyms ROTC or SROTC – is poised to gain a permanent foothold at CUNY.
At the end of May, the pilot program is set to expire and, according to Rishi Raj, ROTC program director at City College of New York, it is set to be made permanent by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
On April 13, some 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job, eight months after the expiration of contracts between the company and two unions, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). More than a month into the strike US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez called all parties back to the negotiating table for a round of discussions that began on May 17.
But beyond a settlement of salary and benefits demands, at issue is the broader question of how corporations are leveraging globalization and the reshaping of the US economy to squeeze unions out of the workplace.