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January/February 2017

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled an ambitious plan to give students at CUNY and SUNY free tuition. But some advocates say it doesn't add up.


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.

A PSC panel spoke out at a City Council higher education committee hearing on campus disrepair and its adverse impact on students' education.

After vigorously studying the data, the BCC chapter realized how underpaid its members were. Members fought back, and won a mighty victory.