Safe and Healthy Workplace Campaign

Updated: January 24, 2022
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Complete this five-minute poll about health and safety and the Spring semester. 


  • Community safety dictates that CUNY should make the first two weeks of spring semester a transition period where most non-essential work and teaching is done remotely. Planning ahead for a discrete two-week window is the least disruptive path to a safer, more in-person Spring term.

  • The State mandated vaccination for CUNY faculty and a booster for students, but is not requiring vaccinations for staff. This is a mistake from a public health perspective and as a matter of workplace equity. CUNY should immediately negotiate the terms of the vaccine implementation for all members of the PSC.

  • CUNY surveillance testing should be enhanced so a larger percentage of the vaccinated members of the campus community are regularly tested and the results clearly reported and tracked over time on CUNY’s COVID dashboard.

  • CUNY should direct federal relief funds to provide medical-grade masks to members of the campus community on-site, along with free rapid test kits.


Join the Health and Safety Watchdogs or attend your union chapter’s next meeting to help keep CUNY safe.  





Jackie Elliot  (

  • York
  • City Tech
  • Brooklyn EOC
  • Medgar Evers
  • Kingsborough 

Joan Greenbaum (

  • Hostos 
  • John Jay
  • LaGuardia
  • Lehman
  • BMCC

Susan Fountain (

  • GC (SLU, SPS, McCauley, School of Journalism)
  • CUNY Central Office 
  • City College 
  • Bronx EOC 
  • BCC
  • Guttman
  • Manhattan EOC

Jean Grassman (

  • GC (GC, SPH, ASRC) 
  • CSI 
  • Hunter
  • Queens
  • Baruch
  • Queensborough
  • Queens EOC

Brian Graf (

  • HCCS 
  • RF 
  • General Assistance