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May 25, 2023

How to Save a Community College

The City University of New York has long exemplified the teeming possibilities of higher education. Now its devotees are fighting for its survival.

May 24, 2023

Pensions Lawsuit | Remote Work Agreement | Research Foundation Strike Authorization

Remote Work Agreement Extended Through Next June   A message went out Monday informing HEOs, CLTs, faculty librarians, and others that the PSC has secured an agreement with CUNY to extend the remote work agreement through June 30th, 2024. The agreement provides a framework for agreements between workers and supervisors…

May 21, 2023

CUNY must fix its pension mess: City University is being sued by its faculty for not correctly paying into the retirement system

I’m one of the hundreds of faculty and staff at CUNY who’ve learned in recent months that the CUNY administration failed to properly deduct and submit our pension contributions, shorting union members like me tens of thousands of dollars in retirement savings and putting our ability to retire at risk.…

May 17, 2023

Support for Adjuncts | 100s Rally for City Investment in CUNY

Adjunct Letters of Appointment and Non-Reappointment   The deadline by which CUNY adjuncts were required to receive a letter of reappointment or non-reappointment was Monday, May 15. If you are an adjunct who has not received a letter, please notify the union. If you have been notified that you have…

May 16, 2023

CUNY advocates decry budget cuts, push for investment

Faculty, students and elected officials are urging the mayor and the City Council to reverse proposed budget cuts to the City University of New York and instead pump more money into the public university system. Mayor Eric Adams’ budget proposal calls for $41.3 million in annual cuts between fiscal years…

May 15, 2023

The CUNY Budget Saga Continues: State Increasing Funding While City Funding and Enrollment Decreases

In early February, CUNY issued a memo to the Presidents and Department Heads of all its 25 colleges, ordering each college to issue a hiring freeze and develop a ‘Savings Plan’ that includes a 5-6% cut for programs and activities. Since then, the state has passed its new budget plan…

May 12, 2023

CUNY Law School Graduates Turn Their Backs to Mayor Adams

If Mayor Eric Adams needed a sign that his commencement speech to law students on Friday was not going to go well, the moment came even before he spoke. As the dean of the City University of New York School of Law, Sudha Setty, introduced the mayor at a Queens…

May 12, 2023

Dozens rally at CSI, highlighting budget needs and pushing for a New Deal for CUNY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - “Hey hey, ho ho, austerity has got to go,” chanted dozens students, faculty and staff across a mile route along the College of Staten Island’s Willowbrook campus earlier this week. The march, hosted by the Professional Staff Congress Union, was a call to demand a New…

May 12, 2023

Elected Leaders Join Hundreds of PSC-CUNY Members & Students Rallying for Investment in CUNY

Hundreds of faculty and staff represented by the Professional Staff Congress, students and CUNY allies joined forces with City Comptroller Brad Lander, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly Member Karines Reyes and members of the New York City Council and New York State Assembly yesterday on the steps of the…

May 12, 2023

NYC Labor Turns Out for WGA East Members on Strike

Striking Writers Guild of America East members and supporters this week made their voices heard at pickets at Steiner Studios, Silvercup Studios, Broadway Stages, the HBO/Amazon offices in Hudson Yards, and in shutting down on-location shoots around the metro area.  The writers are standing strong and the NYC labor movement…

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