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City University of New York Students, Faculty, and Staff March Across the Brooklyn Bridge

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Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Photo Credit: Erik McGregor Marching over the bridge with Fund CUNY signs
March 15, 2024

CUNY Students Lead March to Demand Full Funding for CUNY and Free MetroCards

New York, NY– With lawmakers entering the final weeks of state budget negotiations and the City Council days away from a hearing on City University of New York funding, dozens of CUNY students, faculty, and staff rallied and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge Friday, March 15th, to demand full funding…

March 8, 2024

Adjunct Faculty: The Growing Crisis in Higher Ed

PSC President James Davis was interviewed on City Works TV by journalist Laura Flanders, along with SEIU organizer Anne Balay, about the growing adjunctification of higher education and organizing efforts - watch here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzH81cp3nO8

February 23, 2024

Status of multi-year appointments for Teaching Adjuncts

Dear Teaching Adjunct, I am writing to update you on the status of the multi-year appointment provision, a pilot provision that currently benefits more than 2,000 teaching adjuncts. When I last contacted you near the end of fall semester, it was to provide an FAQ about this issue. There are…

January 19, 2024

Elected Officials Join CUNY Staff & Students Demanding Increased City & State Funding, Restoration of Lost Jobs

Dozens of City of University of New York (CUNY) staff and student activists joined elected officials from across New York City outside the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) calling for increased funding for the university and demanding restoration of cut jobs and student services. The call comes just days…

January 16, 2024

Statement on Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams’s Preliminary Executive Budgets

Today the City University of New York (CUNY) students and staff are receiving mixed budget news from the Governor and Mayor. We welcome Governor Hochul’s commitment to public colleges and universities. We applaud her new investments in fringe benefits and CUNY operations and her return to the practice of funding…

January 9, 2024

Opposing New Budget Cuts at 9 CUNY Colleges

Dear Colleagues: As you may know, your campus was recently identified as one of nine "colleges of concern" by the CUNY administration. This means your college has been tasked with making additional cuts to its Fiscal Year 2024 budget, above and beyond those already demanded, in order to help save…

January 5, 2024

PSC Files Amicus Brief Supporting Retirees’ Right to Medicare

The PSC has filed a motion to submit a friend of the court brief in support of an injunction against an effort by the City of New York to force City retirees out of traditional Medicare into a privatized “Medicare Advantage” plan.     Read the PSC’s amicus brief.  …

December 12, 2023

Legislators Launch State Bills to End $321 Million Yearly Property Tax Exemptions for Columbia and NYU

At Columbia University on Tuesday, December 12, the PSC joined state lawmakers to unveil legislation which would end property tax exemptions for private universities who had over $100 million written off their tax bill in the last fiscal year. The bill would impact Columbia University, which is the largest private…

December 11, 2023

Opposing the Mayor’s Cuts to CUNY and Other City Agencies

PSC President James Davis stood with members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, NYS Senators Jabari Brisport and Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Members Zohran Mamdani, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and The Peoples Plan coalition on Monday, December 11 to oppose Mayor Adams’s unnecessary mid-year cuts to CUNY, libraries, schools, parks and…

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Protest at the CUNY Trustees Meeting-NEW LOCATION-May 20th at Bronx Community College