Let the chancellor know that the denial of equity increases to Assistants to HEO—just like the laying off of adjuncts—is everyone’s issue. Remind him that he is in danger of squandering any confidence in his leadership of the University.
If we don’t get news by Thursday morning that the decision has been reversed, we will escalate again. After you have sent your letter, sign up here to show you’re ready to join a physically distanced action this Saturday morning. We may have to take our protest directly to the chancellor.
The CUNY administration is refusing to honor the contract they signed—again! First they laid off thousands of adjuncts, then they withheld our 2% raise, now they have said that they are indefinitely delaying payment of the $1,000 “equity raise” for Assistants to HEO that was supposed to show up in paychecks this week. And they’re also planning not to pay the equity raise for Lecturers due on April 1.
Enough is enough!
PSC members gathered for a short, loud, vigorous demonstration on Monday, Presidents’ Day, February 15, in front of CUNY’s central office on East 42nd St. & 2nd Ave to demand that Chancellor Matos Rodríguez reverse his decision and pay the equity increments agreed to in our contract.
Dr. Jennifer Rosen from the Bureau of Immunization, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and her colleague Dr. Julian Watkins answered PSC members’ questions about the availability and the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines at two webinars this week. Members of the PSC Health and Safety Watchdogs committee also presented at the events organized by the PSC.