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For more than a decade, Mike Fabricant has served as a principal officer to the Professional Staff Congress. Fabricant reflects about the union's campaigns, the work to build change together and how the PSC can leverage its power to create a better CUNY.

Andrea Vásquez, PSC's new first vice president, is no stranger to the union and CUNY. Assuming leadership at a critical time, she shares her thoughts on how to build union activism.

The Supreme Court case could overturn a four-decade precedent and rule that unions can no longer collect fees from non-members who they represent. For months the PSC has been engaged in a membership campaign and ready for a negative decision from the conservative majority high court.

The student movement against activity fee reform has forced the CUNY Board of Trustees to relent slightly, but activists still see their rights at risk.

A new report shows the terrible working conditions at many CUNY cafeterias. With the help from the PSC and students, workers are fighting back.

Labor has been one of the bulwarks for protecting workers and ensuring that at least some economic growth is shared by workers. It's because of the organized threat that the labor movement poses that right-wing forces have been steadily pressing to erode labor rights.

The threat we face | March 2018

The Supreme Court is almost certain to hand down a negative ruling for unions in Janus v. AFSCME. What would the ruling mean for the PSC? What is behind the case? And how are members preparing for the future.

Students protested a Board of Trustees proposal on the administration of student fees. Many say the change is undemocratic.

In December, the union announced a historic agreement with CUNY to reduce the teaching load for full-time faculty. The plan gives instructors more time to mentor and support students, and more time for research.

A CUNY student who had a family member detained by ICE turned to professors and staff at KCC for guidance and help. The family member was eventually released.