The chapter traditionally opens its Fall Semester with a report on the State of the Union by PSC leadership. This year’s presentation is particularly notable, given that it comes in the wake of the Janus decision and K-12 labor uprisings in right-to-work states last spring. Note that the opening meeting is on a Wednesday. In the past, we always met the first Monday after Labor Day. This year, however, that Monday is Rosh Hashanah, necessitating the change to Wednesday, September 5, 1 – 3 pm in the PSC Union Hall.
Andrea Ades Vásquez, the new first vice president of the PSC, will speak on the state of the union. Stephanie Luce, professor at the Graduate Center and the Murphy Institute, will join her, speaking on the state of the larger American union movement. Sarah Hughes, who was an organizer for the NEA in many of the right-to-work states where teachers struck and won concessions last spring, will give us a view from the front lines. Sarah was a former organizer at the PSC.
Join us for discussion, light refreshments and the opportunity to renew ties with new, and not-so-new, retiree colleagues.