Contracts are negotiated at the bargaining table, but won on the ground. That means mobilizing our colleagues on every campus, in our departments and in our everyday interactions. But in an era of budget shortfalls and attacks on public workers, that ground operation, while beginning on our campuses, must extend its power to Albany and City Hall. As we come to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract with the University, the political and economic conditions that we face will no doubt influence our demands and the demands of management. That is why PSC’s budget and contract campaigns are so intertwined.
Demands: Demands for the new contract were approved at a November 4, 2010 Delegate Assembly meeting. The full text of the demands, and coverage of the DA, are available here as a special supplement of the December 2010 Clarion.
Here’s are some things you can do:
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Read President Barbara Bowen's Q and A on the contract campaign from the March 2012 issue of Clarion.
The PSC’s strategy has been to accomplish everything we can through informal negotiations, while at the same time working to change the economic and political policies that underlie our contract negotiations. We are close to an agreement permitting faculty and staff to use CUNY e-mail after retirement. Talks on other issues, such as establishment of a sick leave bank and phased retirement are also under way. Read about progress we've already made below.