Our union needs you to join the campaign to build the power to resist budget cuts, layoffs, increased workload and class size, and unsafe working conditions. In order to reach every PSC member by the start of next semester, we need at least 1,000 activists across CUNY (an average of 50 per campus) making calls and doing outreach.
The PSC leadership has learned from Chancellor Matos Rodríguez that CUNY management plans to violate its contractual and legal obligation to implement the 2% salary increase due on November 15. The increase is part of the collective bargaining agreement signed by Chancellor Matos Rodríguez last year.
State and City governments in New York have delayed salary increases for many other public-sector workers since the pandemic began, including for our SUNY colleagues in UUP. But that doesn’t make it right. Attempting to balance the budget on the backs of modestly paid public employees is a losing fiscal strategy, and a cruel one. New York State has yet to agree to a single dollar in tax increases on the ultra-rich in this pandemic, preferring instead to shift costs to workers.
The deadline for filing for candidacy for the upcoming union-wide elections is January 11, 2021. The declaration of candidacy form is available here online and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11, 2021. The spring elections are for the PSC’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; 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. To vote, one must be a PSC member as of December 1, 2020. Deadlines & dates for the 2021 election are posted below. COVID protocols for petitioning and delivery of petitions to the PSC office will be posted here soon.
1/11/21 – Completed Candidate Declarations due
2/8/21 – Pre-printed nominating petitions available