PSC Contract 2017-2023

Updated: November 11, 2019
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How to Vote

You may vote as soon as you receive your secure Personal Identification Number (PIN), which will be provided to you the week of November 11 by the American Arbitration Association. Your PIN will be sent to you by both surface mail and email. (Contact the PSC if you have not received it by next Friday, November 15.)

Once you have your PIN, you may vote either by telephone or through the American Arbitration Association website. Directions about how to vote will be included in the mailing with your PIN.

Voting will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26.

Vote Yes for a New Contract

A message from President Barbara Bowen, October 7, 9 PM

I am delighted to tell you that the PSC Delegate Assembly voted this evening to recommend the proposed 2017-2023 contract for ratification.

I ask you to follow their recommendation and vote yes to ratify the agreement.

The text of the proposed contract is available on the PSC website, along with explanatory documents and FAQs.

If the agreement is ratified, our raises, back-pay and other provisions will go into effect following final approval by the CUNY Board. Salaries will go up, equity increases will be added for thousands of lower-paid full-time employees, and 12,000 adjunct faculty will see a major boost in pay. Starting next semester, many adjuncts will see increases of more than a thousand dollars per course.

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Highlights of the Proposed Contract

  • Breakthrough on adjunct pay—the biggest gain in equity in the union’s history
  • Salary increases across the board of more than 10% by November 2022
  • Retroactive pay increases
  • Pay for teaching adjuncts restructured: minimum for a three-credit course rises by the end of the contract to $5,500 (an increase of 71%), four-credit course to $6,875
  • Adjunct workload restructured starting next semester to include paid office hours for every course
  • Additional salary increases for equity: full-time CLT titles, all Lecturer titles, and Assistants to HEO
  • Across-the-board salary increases also applied to EOCs and Continuing Ed faculty
  • Graduate employee health insurance funding and tuition waivers expanded
  • Improved funding and firm time frames for HEO differential awards
  • First-ever contractual language on on-line teaching, union participation in University technology committee
  • Contractual travel funds doubled
  • Research support for department chairs, starting 2021
  • Increased funding for professional development funds for adjuncts, Continuing Ed faculty, CLTs and HEOs
  • Access to professional development grants for non-teaching adjuncts
  • Pilot program on payment of stipends for specific projects
  • Welfare Fund funding increased, supporting further benefit enhancements
  • No give-backs

Memorandum of Agreement

This Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is the legal document that contains every provision of the proposed new contract.

This is the signed MOA.

Attachment I, the 2018 letter agreements with NYC regarding health insurance are attached to the PDF version of the 2017-23 MOA.