PSC research has shown that for both faculty and staff, CUNY salaries have been in decline since the early 1970s when adjusted for today's dollars. CUNY can start to fix this problem at the bargaining table.
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.
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.
For months, CUNY students organized opposing controversial changes to their student activity fees. Because of student pressure from many fronts, the BOT has postponed making changes until the fall semester.