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March 18, 2023

Over 100 CUNY department chairs sign letter blasting university’s handling of financial crisis

The City University of New York professors are furious with the public university system’s handling of its financial crisis — and warning that the “micromanaging” hiring procedures will cost it top talent. The university announced a hiring freeze and budget cuts last month to help shore up a deficit fueled…

March 17, 2023

Hundreds of Millions More in State Funding for CUNY, If We Keep Pushing

Hundreds of Millions More in State Funding for CUNY, If We Keep Pushing   One-house budget resolutions released this week by the NYS Senate and the Assembly reject tuition hikes and propose increasing the operating funding for CUNY in the governor’s executive budget by hundreds of millions (Senate: +$148M, Assembly:…

March 17, 2023

CUNY faculty urge investment in public higher education

After making major investments in New York City’s public higher education institutions in 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal in 2023 leaves the CUNY system underfunded and unprepared to serve its students, according to James Davis, president of the Professional Staff Congress, which represents CUNY faculty and staff.

March 14, 2023

Crucial CUNY programs on the chopping block in NYC budget

CUNY programs that reconnect college dropouts with their studies, offer academic support, and provide parenting students with child care are facing cutbacks in the city’s preliminary budget, officials and faculty said at a hearing on higher education Tuesday. City Council members and advocates said the loss of those programs could…

March 14, 2023

Unions call for CUNY, SUNY ‘New Deal’ investments

The state and city university systems are facing “desperate financial conditions” and need additional funding for operating expenses, better faculty-to-student ratios and other proposals in the New Deal for Higher Education bill, advocates urged during a March 9 rally in Albany. The coalition of labor unions, students and elected officials…

March 13, 2023

USG supports faculty and staff at PSC rally for fair contract

The Undergraduate Student Government wishes everyone luck for their upcoming midterms. USG has spent the past month advocating for student needs while planning events. A Professional Staff Congress rally for a fair contract was held on Feb. 27 in front of City University of New York’s midtown headquarter. Attendees demanded…

March 13, 2023

PSC protestors deserve to have their needs met

Providing City University of New York employees with adequate wages and care is essential to improving the entire school system’s conditions. If the state is committed to reversing disinvestment in CUNY and creating campuses worth attending, then an important step is assuring that faculty and staff are well-compensated.

March 12, 2023

CUNY Union Chapter Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of Trans Rights

The Graduate Center chapter of PSC-CUNY, the faculty, staff, and graduate worker union of the City University of New York, passed a resolution pledging support to all workers fighting the anti-trans bills nationwide. In a March 10 chapter meeting, union members from the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY professional…

March 10, 2023

New York City Retirees Fight Their Own Unions to Stop Catastrophic Health Care Cuts

Defying two years of protests and lawsuits by union retirees, New York City’s Municipal Labor Committee voted March 9 to scrap some of the best retiree health care coverage in the country. The change would put 250,000 city retirees into a for-profit Medicare Advantage plan run by Aetna. Twenty-six unions…

March 9, 2023

NYSUT activists rally for New Deal for Higher Education, with broad support from voters

ALBANY, N.Y. March 9, 2023 — Declaring that New York’s public higher education institutions strengthen the state’s workforce and create opportunity so students can get ahead, more than 500 New York State United Teachers’ activists rallied today in support of a New Deal for Higher Education. “Our SUNY, CUNY and…

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