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"We Are Everywhere": HEOs’ Work Makes CUNY Run

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“HEOs are the engine of the University,” says Paul Washington, vice chair of the PSC’s Higher Education Officer chapter – the union’s largest. Because their responsibilities are so diverse, the critical role that HEOs play at CUNY is often less visible to others. Clarion spoke with five HEOs about the work they do.

5,676 Faculty Petition for Pathways Repeal

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“Nearly 6,000 have spoken, Pathways is broken!” That was the message PSC members brought to the CUNY Board of Trustees after delivering petitions signed by 5,676 faculty, staff and retirees. The thousands of signers urged the trustees to repeal and replace the “Pathways initiative,” CUNY’s controversial overhaul of general education and transfer.

Pathways Under Fire: Calls for a Halt Are Growing

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townhall38 - Falade - bigger - cropped 2.jpgOpposition to Pathways is growing. By March 23, a PSC petition calling for Pathways to be repealed and replaced had more than 4,100 signatures. Faculty governance bodies across CUNY are calling for Pathways to be put on hold and reassessed. And on March 20, the PSC and UFS leaders filed a lawsuit. Here's Clarion's coverage:

Pathways Under Fire: Calls for a Halt Are Growing
Pathways Petition Takes Off
Union Files Lawsuit Against Pathways
Hundreds Attend Town Hall Meeting
Voices from the Town Hall Meeting

Cuomo Shifts Tax Stand: Albany Revenue Deal Helps, but Not Enough

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On December 8, New York’s Legislature gave its approval to a package of changes in the state’s income tax structure that will bring in an additional $1.55 billion in revenue but leave a projected budget gap of $2 billion. Advocates for tax justice say it's a small step in the right direction.

CUNY Shifts Stance on on Adjunct Health Care: PSC Says Keep Up the Pressure

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As hundreds of PSC members protested at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, CUNY's chancellor announced that the University will seek funding for adjunct health insurance in its upcoming State budget request. Other articles in this issue analyze what comes next, and how you can make a difference:

A Step Forward - But Just the First Step
Adjunct Health Care: What You Can Do

Adjunct Health Care: A Campaign We Can Win

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Monday, September 26. Baruch College at 4:00 pm. Be there to help push CUNY to do what’s right, as the union kicks off its campaign to prevent the loss of health insurance for CUNY adjuncts.

This issue of Clarion focuses on that campaign, which may be the most important the PSC has waged in a generation. The issue is most urgent, of course, for our colleagues whose access to health care is directly threatened. But the stakes are high for all of us.

Austerity Targets State Workers

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Democrats and Republicans are attacking public-sector workers in northeastern states. Collective bargaining rights have been undercut in New Jersey and Massachusetts, while in New York Gov. Cuomo takes aim at wages and future pension benefits. Here's Clarion's coverage:

Cuomo’s Pension Attack: Tier 6 Is His Top Goal for 2012
NY State Workers Held ‘Hostage’: Gov's Threats Win Concessions
New Jersey State Workers Take a Hit
Massachusetts Democrats Target Municipal Workers

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