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Voting for the election for the PSC Officers and Executive Board, as well as the delegates to the NYSUT and AAUP Conventions, will take place beginning on April 2 when the ballots are mailed and will continue until April 27. The ballots will be counted on April 30.

A quick look at the “Brokelyn College” Instagram account shows broken desks, broken toilets, broken sinks, broken water fountains, peeling paint, exposed wiring, vermin and crumbling walkways, ceilings and walls.

PSC members are pushing the city and state for full funding for higher education, including for ‘$7K’ for adjuncts.

The PSC held a lively forum about a controversial proposal at the School of Professional Studies that could threaten faculty governance.

In the last PSC contract with CUNY, Higher Education Officers (HEOs) made some important gains for improving our opportunities for reclassification and salary advancement. HEOs do not have a promotional system, as faculty have, and many of us experience the frustration of being unable to advance in salary although we have increased responsibilities. The 2010-2017 contract included a new provision for a salary increment of $2,500 for HEOs at the top step for their rank, and introduced improvements in the system of reclassification to higher ranks. Since the contract was ratified, HEOs have been the driving force in implementing these provisions and have shown how a strategy of member-driven contract enforcement can build union power. We now find ourselves in a strong position to confront the anti-union Supreme Court decision expected in Janus v. AFSCME, and we are better prepared to begin negotiating our next collective bargaining agreement.

The union's revenue comes almost entirely from membership dues. That money is used to fund campaigns and resources that build the membership's collective power.

PSC activists visit fellow members at their homes as the recommitment campaign steps up in the face of Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court will hear the Janus case this February. A likely conservative decision on the case could deal a blow to public-sector unions and their membership dues.

2018 PSC Elections Deadline

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the upcoming union-wide elections is January 8, 2018.The spring elections are for the PSC’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary; for Vice Presidents for Senior Colleges, Community Colleges, Part-Time Personnel and Cross-Campus Units; and for the other 19 positions on the PSC Executive Council. Members will also elect delegates to the AFT, NYSUT and AAUP. Read more for other deadlines and election rules. To vote, you must have been a PSC member as of December 4, 2017.