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Join the union! Every member who joins increases our collective strength. Joining the union enables you to participate in the active life of the PSC. You gain the right to vote in union elections and contract ratifications, to run for a union leadership position, and to have a formal role in the policy and direction of your union. Click here for to view our current Membership Brochure.

You can check whether you’re already a member or receive a PSC membership application card by calling the PSC membership department (212-354-1252). Or click here to fill out an application; it takes less than 60 seconds to complete the online form.


PSC membership is open to all full-time and part-time faculty, professional staff, graduate CUNY employees and Research Foundation employees who are represented by the union and to those who retire from these positions. PSC represents Research Foundation employees at the Central Office, LaGuardia, City Tech and the Graduate Center.

To obtain a PSC membership application card, call the PSC membership department (212-354-1252) or contact your chapter chair on campus. The membership department can answer any questions you have about the application process or membership rights.

Rates – Dues*

Full-Time Dues
Members – 1.05% of total gross earnings

Part-Time Dues
Members – 1% of total gross earnings

Retiree Dues
Annual Dues (Sept.-Aug.)
As of Sept. 1, 2019, $85.00 for retirees from full-time positions, $40.00 for retirees from part-time positions
(If you join between October and August your dues will be pro-rated. Please call the PSC Membership Department at 212-354-1252 for the dues amount.) Click here for instructions and links to join the retiree chapter.

*Under the Janus decision, CUNY employees no longer pay agency fees. The Janus decision applies only to public employees. Research Foundation employees are private sector employees and are still responsible for payment of agency fees. The agency fees are the same as the dues rate.

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Associate Membership:
Associate membership is available to individuals excluded from the PSC bargaining units, to persons on leave without pay, and to those who are no longer employed by CUNY. If you were enrolled in any insurance programs that are provided to our membership by our affiliate organizations, you would need to maintain PSC associate membership to continue in these programs. To obtain a PSC associate membership application, call the PSC membership department (212-354-1252).

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