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Adjunct Health Insurance Deadline: Sign Up by September 19

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As of October 1, adjunct health insurance will be provided by CUNY through the NYC Health Benefits Program, as has long been the case for full-time faculty & staff. Eligible adjuncts must sign up for the new program before Sept. 19 to assure continuous coverage. See also: Union Victory on Adjunct Health Coverage

Bargaining on a New Contract: Union Expects Intense Talks Through Summer

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Negotiators for the PSC and CUNY management met on June 20 for a formal bargaining session. Intense negotiations are expected throughout the summer: watch for updates and information on what you can do to support a strong contract settlement. See also: PSC AND CUNY REACH OTHER AGREEMENTS

After PSC Protest, State Delays Controversial Teacher Certification Exam

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Education faculty have been sharply critical of edTPA, a new teacher certification exam that they say reduces teacher education to preparing for a high-stakes test. After months of organizing by the PSC and its education union allies, New York State agreed to delay full implementation.

Know Your Rights: Contract Training Session Planned for April 22 and 23

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Knowledge is power – and if you don’t know your rights, you’re putting yourself in a weakened position. On April 22 and 23 the PSC is holding a special, two-day contract enforcement training session, highlighting basic contract rights and giving members hands-on experience on how to deal with contract violations.

Arbitrator Refuses to Dismiss Pathways Grievance, Says Contract Covers Faculty Rights on Curriculum

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In a December 12 ruling, an independent arbitrator rejected CUNY management’s request to dismiss a PSC grievance over implementation of the controversial Pathways curriculum plan. The ruling means that the union’s grievance can now proceed.

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