The current PSC-CUNY contract expires on November 30. The union’s bargaining team is listening to members and preparing demands.
The rollout of the Excelsior Scholarship, which would provide free tuition to those who qualify, has revealed some structural problems with the program.
Nationwide, academics are concerned about the rise of “fake” academic journals targeting professors. PSC members are taking note.
Why local politics matter
With several key city races this November, the union's legislative committee is working on both educating and endorsing candidates who are dedicated to supporting CUNY faculty, staff and students.
Winning a major commitment from CUNY
The PSC, along with NYSUT, student groups and the academic union at SUNY, United University Professions, are gearing up for an intense, short-term campaign to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo sign the bill that would guarantee funding for mandatory cost increases.
PSC Executive Council Member Lenny Dick passed away. A lifelong and tireless activist, he leaves behind a legacy of always speaking out against injustice and not being discouraged or diverted in the struggle.
The union is embarking on a grassroots, rank-and-file "recommitment" campaign to keep the union strong if a potential Supreme Court case deals a shattering blow to unions, including the PSC. Members are energized and talking to each other about why this is such a critical moment for the PSC.