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PSC reaches contract deal

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After six years without a contract, the PSC concluded negotiations with CUNY, arriving at an agreement that includes a 10.4 percent increase in salaries, including back pay. The final phase of negotiations closed with a round-the-clock bargaining session that also broke ground for creating a more reasonable teaching load.

Memorandum of Agreement | Major features of the settlement | Three ways to cast your vote

The resounding power of ‘Yes!’

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Frustrated by working without a raise for six years, an overwhelming majority of PSC members who voted supported authorizing the union's Executive Council to call a strike, if necessary. PSC President Barbara Bowen shares the path forward in order to get a contract that recognizes PSC member's dedication to CUNY and its students.

Strike Authorization Vote to Be Held

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EDITOR'S NOTE: As we went to press, PSC President Barbara Bowen announced that the union plans to hold a strike authorization vote sometime in the next several months. Bowen emphasized that it will be a vote to authorize the PSC's Executive Council to call a strike if necessary; the union's goal is to achieve a good contract without the need to take a job action. An affirmative vote by the PSC membership would "give the union the power to use labor's strongest weapon, if, after everything else is tried, we cannot achieve a fair solution any other way."

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