The PSC Executive Council voted unanimously to support ten demands and to put all options on the table for union action if those demands are not satisfactorily addressed by the start of the academic year. Enough mismanagement and stonewalling by the CUNY administration! Lives are at stake.
Sign up here to pledge your support for the union’s 24-hour online action on August 26 and for more militant action if it is needed.
The PSC stands by the principle during the pandemic of keeping everyone working, getting paid and maintaining health insurance and rejects any attempt to anticipate or resolve budget difficulties by dismissing or not reappointing employees, including contingent and part-time employees and student employees.
Before saying more about the legal action and the union’s collective protest actions ahead, I want to extend deep solidarity to anyone reading this message who has received a notice of non-reappointment. 4,000 of your colleagues in the full-time and part-time staff and faculty immediately signed a petition supporting you, and your union will continue to fight. If you have received a notice of non-reappointment, please let us know right away so PSC staff can be in touch with you. And I urge you to apply immediately for Unemployment Insurance. I also send support to the department chairs who did everything they could to support the adjuncts in their department but were thwarted by central directives.