On May 2, when the CUNY Board of Trustees blocked John Jay College from awarding playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree, they seemed surprised that their action drew such intense and widespread protest. They should not have been.
Community colleges face deep cuts in Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposal. With grassroots lobbying and protest in the streets, PSC members are pressing the City Council to restore these funds.
On March 31, the New York State Legislature approved an austerity budget that imposes deep cuts on the working and middle classes, in order to reduce taxes for the richest people in the state. The PSC was at the forefront of a wave of protest against these upside-down budget choices.
80th Street’s plan to restrict general education across CUNY has sparked widespread concern. Two Brooklyn College faculty members argue that it's a threat to faculty decision-making over curriculum, and won't solve the real problems that students face. What do you think?
Months before Andrew Cuomo proposed his 2011 budget – or was even elected New York State’s governor – a small group of New York power brokers began organizing a business coalition that would support Cuomo’s efforts to balance the state’s budget through spending cuts that target public service and public workers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to gut the collective bargaining rights of most of the state's public employees sparked the the largest, most dynamic action by the labor movement in several decades. Clarion reporter John Tarleton joined the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol building from February 25 to 27 and files this report.
On April 4, 1968, an assassin robbed us of one of the greatest prophetic voices of the 20th century. While many people know that Martin Luther King died in Memphis, many don’t know that he died while fighting for the right of public workers to have a union.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first proposed budget would require students, not millionaires, to make sacrifices. The PSC warned that the plan would harm education at CUNY.
Thanks to a firm defense of academic freedom, political attacks fail to drive Brooklyn College adjunct out of class.
Mayor Bloomberg wants to condition pay raises for city workers on cuts in future pension benefits. Public-sector unions have vowed to fight back.