PSC members overwhelmingly voted to authorize the union's Executive Council to call a strike, if necessary. During a balloting period that took place from May 2 to 11, more than 10,000 members participated in the vote. Sustained months-long member activism contributed to ensuring a strong voter turnout.
Department chairs across CUNY colleges share how disinvestment in public higher education affects the lives of faculty, staff and students.
To hold down costs and keep the no-premium status of health plans for City workers, some co-payments will rise as new services with no co-pays expand.
The PSC Committee on the Militarization of CUNY uncovered documents that reveal governance issues as institutionalization looms.
The CUNY board of trustees recently approved a budget request that would give CUNY the authority to raise tuition at senior colleges for another year. Union leaders and students protested the increases.
Building grassroots power in the membership base is crucial to planning for a strike authorization vote. This organizing requires in-person, one-on-one conversations with members. Sign up to be a part of the organizing effort.
Pressing the anti-union Supreme Court case is a little-known organization that seeks to bring religion into public schools, making missionaries of teachers.
Dozens of PSC members risked arrest in order to get real movement during contract talks, while hundreds of members marched in solidarity outside CUNY headquarters. News of the planned action helped prompt CUNY officials to finally make an economic offer, one that PSC President Barbara Bowen characterized as "inadequate."
The "maintenance of effort" legislation, a bill with near-unanimous support from state lawmakers and popular with the public, was vetoed late on a Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill would have secured future funding for CUNY and SUNY and ensured that revenue from tuition hikes flowed to educational programs at CUNY and SUNY.
As union members prepare to take a strike authorization vote on May 2, activists share how organizing for the vote has strengthened their chapters.