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.
Have you been called back to on-campus work? The PSC needs to hear from you right away so we can fight for you! Please fill out this quick survey today to let us know. The union is taking action to protect you, and we need to hear from every member ASAP. Members' health and even lives are at stake.
The union hears from members every day with concerns that CUNY will reopen and call you back to on-campus work before it is safe. No workplace issue is more important than protecting members' lives. That's why we need to know whether you have been called back to work on campus.
The PSC will fight any attempt to require any of our members to report to on-campus work if the return poses a risk of serious illness or death.