From vermin and mold to inadequate resources and outdated facilities, public underfunding hits CUNY hard. PSC members share how it affects their campuses.
For nearly 18 hours, Saira Raifee, a CUNY doctoral student and a PSC member, was detained at Abu Dhabi before she was sent back to Tehran. She was one of the victims of President Trump's travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Here, Raifee shares how immediate union solidarity made her feel not alone, and talks about how progressive movements need to continue to build and "get more organized."
It was a national issue that mobilized City Tech Student Government President Hercules Reid to act. Although he was used to organizing around local issues, he used his contacts on the local level to see how he could help in getting a grad student, left stranded by Trump's travel ban, back home.
Thousands of environmental activists will converge in Washington DC at the end of April, calling for "good jobs, justice for communities and clean energy." Now is an important time to join the movement as President Trump aims to roll back environmental progress.
With the election of Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, we are entering a period of existential crisis for unions and our organized power. The coming months and years are going to call for a spirit of maximum solidarity.
Standing together on the steps of City Hall for a joint press conference on December 7, the coalition urged the city and state to reverse years of CUNY disinvestment and allow the University to uphold its mission to deliver high-quality education accessible to all New Yorkers.
The PSC’s verdict on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal for CUNY is in: It’s a start, but it’s not enough to recover from years of underfunding.
The PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund is happy to announce enhanced dental, vision and hearing benefits that have been long in the making. The new benefits are available to all participants in the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund: adjuncts on NYC health insurance, in-service and retired full-timers and eligible dependents.
PSC members joined with students to protect immigrants at CUNY, and have had some success.
HEOs from several campuses are learning the nuts and bolts of implementing a contract, and in turn, stepping up their own involvement with the union.