Advocacy

May Day Moratorium

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 (All day)

On May 1, International Workers’ Day, PSC members across the University will teach and work in resistance to the Trump regime’s dangerous policies on education, workers, immigrants, the environment and more. Join us!

CUNY Board of Trustees Hearing

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 17:00

PSC members will testifying at the CUNY Board of Trustees Hearing on Wednesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m. The hearing, which will take place at the Borough Hall in Queens, is an opportunity to support the PSC campaigns to raise adjunct salaries to $7,000 per course and reduce the faculty teaching load. Reply here by Monday, April 17, to let us know you plan to testify, and we will make sure you are signed up and have directions to get there.

The PSC has taken the lead in fighting for the funds CUNY needs to provide a meaningful education for our students. A manageable teaching load is part of that need. Fair salaries and support for adjuncts, who now teach more than half of CUNY courses, are also a critical part of the need.

Do your part by speaking as part of the union campaign on Wednesday, April 19. Let us know you plan to testify in person or would like to submit written testimony by sending a message here.

Location
Borough Hall in Queens

Bring the Fight for Fair Taxation to Albany

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:15

PSC members will participate in a revenue-focused day of action at the New York State Capitol in on Tuesday, February 7, the day legislators will hold a hearing on taxes in the State budget. We will join activists from the Strong Economy for All coalition, NYS Council of Churches, Citizen Action and many other groups to demand expansion of the State Millionaires’ Tax, an end to the Billionaires’ Tax Loophole (Wall Street’s Carried Interest Tax loophole) and claw-backs of corrupt corporate welfare program. The program, if implemented, would raise an additional $8 billion that could drive new investments for the public good, including full funding of public universities and k-12 schools.

We will be taking a train to Albany at 7:15 AM. To sign up, email PSC Organizing Director Deirdre Brill at Dbrill@pscmail.org.

Location
State Capitol, Legislative Office Building
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City: 
Albany
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RSVP Phone Number: 
212-354-1252, Deirdre Brill

Adjunct First Friday Meeting

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Adjunct Advocacy Meeting - Floor Agenda

1. Discussion of the provisions of the contract
• Multi-year Contracts
• Comprehensive Reviews
2. Discussion of Organizing Plans
• Membership Drive for Adjuncts
• Committees on Each Campus
3. Review of the PSC Resolution for Pay Equity that will be presented at the NYSUT assembly in April

4. March Lobbying in Albany: Sign-up Sheets and Discussion.

5. Discussion on the Effects for Adjuncts of the Department of Labor's new letter about Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Location
PSC CUNY
Address: 
61 Broadway, Suite 1500
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 

NYSUT Committee of 100 Lobby Day

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:00 to Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:00

NYSUT Lobby Days occur in Albany and involve an overnight stay. On the first night there is a briefing and on following day we go to the Capitol to lobby legislators. Members can travel to Albany via Amtrak or car. NYSUT reimburses all expenses for activities; i.e. hotel, meals and travel. Hotel accommodations are covered based on double room occupancy.

For more information please contact Tiffany Brown at 212-354-1252 ext. 221 or tbrown@pscmail.org

RSVP Phone Number: 
212-354-1254 Ext: 221

NYSUT Higher Education Lobby Day

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:00 to Thu, 03/02/2017 - 15:00

NYSUT Lobby Days occur in Albany and involve an overnight stay. On the first night there is a briefing and on following day we go to the Capitol to lobby legislators. Members can travel to Albany via Amtrak or car. NYSUT reimburses all expenses for activities; i.e. hotel, meals and travel. Hotel accommodations are covered based on double room occupancy.

For more information please contact Tiffany Brown at tbrown@pscmail.org or 212-354-1252.

Sign up here.

Location
City: 
Albany
State: 
NY
RSVP Phone Number: 
212-354-1252

#ReclaimOurSchools Campaign Launch

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 08:00

Every year, CUNY requests State and City money to address health and safety needs and keep our campuses in good repair and up to code. And every year, Albany and City Hall respond with budgets that don’t prioritize our working and learning conditions. Yes, there’s always some money for critical maintenance and capital improvements in the final budget, and our hardworking staff do the best they can under the circumstances, but it’s never enough. You know. Just look around.

That’s why PSC chapters at Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, Hostos Community College and Lehman College are taking part in the national #ReclaimOurSchools day of action on October 6th. Organized by educators, students and parents in 200+ cities, this social media campaign will publicize desperately needed repairs and upgrades. Please snap a few quick cell-phone photos of leaky ceilings, damaged walls, busted equipment—anything that needs fixing—and share them starting Oct. 6th on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ReclaimOurSchools

Location
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Labor Marches for Clean Energy

Event Date: 
Sun, 07/24/2016 - 12:00

JOIN THE PSC ’S ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE ON THE MARCH FOR A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA

PSC marching 500-strong in Peoples Climate March, September 21, 2014.
PSCclimateMarch.jpg
Location
City Hall
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
PA

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