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The CLT Struggle Summarized in 3 minutes!

Equality for CLTs Resolution

This resolution was presented at the November 19, 2020 DA meeting and passed with 86 delegates voting in favor.

Dignity at Work Policy

The PSC/CUNY CLT Chapter is committed to protecting dignity and respect across the University. This policy aims to promote respect, dignity, safety, and equality in the workplace. Every member of CUNY should be aware that all forms of discrimination, bullying, harassment, victimization, and violence are unacceptable and every member of CUNY has a duty to behave in an acceptable and respectful manner. All members are expected to treat each other with dignity, courtesy and respect at all times. We are fully committed to sustaining a positive and mutually supportive working environment free from harassment, discrimination, bullying, violence, and victimization where members can work together collaboratively and productively together, and where all members are equally valued and respected. (Adopted October 1, 2018)


2023 Contract Bargaining Information

Upcoming Events

  • Delegate Assembly Meeting – Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • World Laboratory Day Celebration – Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • CLT Unity Day 2023
  • Unsung Heroes Award Ceremony (November 2023)


The 2023 Unsung Heroes Award Program

The Unsung Heroes Awards Program annually recognizes CUNY College Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) who have positively influenced a department, program, college or organization from behind the scenes with a positive attitude, willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a commitment to excellence. This is the award that exemplifies the spirit of the profession. The recipient is a person who, through their hard work and selflessness, goes above and beyond what is asked of them. The Unsung Hero is that person that does the thankless jobs to ensure that the students and their co-workers receive the service and support they deserve.

An awards committee reviewed all nominations and selected the winners. The Unsung Heroes Awards were honored at the Annual CLT Unity Day event the evening of Monday, June 6. This year’s unity theme is “Unsung Heroes: Celebrating and Appreciating Those at CUNY.”


Alan Pearlman Memorial

The PSC’s CLT chapter introduced a memorial at the union’s office for the late Executive Council member Alan Pearlman at its October meeting.

Alan Pearlman, a leader of the union’s College Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) chapter who served on the union’s executive council for six years, died unexpectedly in Spring 2017, leaving behind a legacy of fierce loyalty to the union and his fellow members. Read more here: Clarion Article – “Mourning Pearlman, CLT activist”


HEO/CLT Professional Development Fund

In accordance with the PSC/CUNY collective bargaining agreement, approximately $500,000 per annum is available University-wide to support professional development activities for eligible employees in titles in the College Laboratory Technician series. Learn more at


Know Your Rights. Download the CLT Handbook

Download the CLT Handbook
Download the Adjunct CLTs Rights and Benefits Brochure

The current handbook (4th edition) has multiple purposes:

  • To serve as a compendium of College Laboratory Technicians’ rights and responsibilities
  • To familiarize newly appointed CLTs with the procedures for appointment, reappointment, promotion and other contractual protections.
  • To invite CLTs to contact the chapter officers for advice and help.

This handbook is not an official document, but a simplified guide to your contractual rights under the PSC-CUNY agreement as seen by the PSC.

The official documents to consult are the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of CUNY, the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the PSC and CUNY (the contract), the written policies of the Board of Trustees, and your college governance document. There are also arbitration awards and grievance decisions in which contractual rights and responsibilities have been delineated.

CLT Archive

Link to archive of past meetings, handouts, and slides from guest speaker presentations

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