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January 8, 2024

Op-Ed | Stop putting CUNY on the chopping block

The future of the university I have worked at for more than half a century is at risk and it makes no sense. The City University of New York (CUNY) serves more than 220,000 students and lifts more people out of poverty than all the Ivy League colleges combined. Despite…

December 20, 2023

Academic Freedom is the Union’s Fight

Academic Freedom is the Union's Fight, and All of Ours by PSC President James Davis Universities are entering a period of intensifying struggle over academic freedom and free speech. It is fueled primarily by disagreements over the war between Israel and Hamas, and the role of the US government in…

December 20, 2023

CUNY orders budget cuts across 8 campuses, union officials say. Will College of Staten Island be impacted?

The City University of New York (CUNY) plans to make tens of millions of dollars in budget cuts across eight college campuses — including the College of Staten Island (CSI) in Willowbrook, according to a faculty member and union officials.

December 19, 2023

PSC calls for Gaza cease-fire

As the war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas drags into its third month, more and more unions, under pressure from members concerned with the escalating violence and death toll, have joined the chorus of organizations calling for a cease-fire. A petition by the…

December 18, 2023

Brooklyn College faculty, staff push back against CUNY budget cuts, criticize leadership

Faculty and other staffers at Brooklyn College are pushing back against the latest round of budget cuts at the City University of New York, faulting the campus president for not deflecting the blow. At a union meeting last week, 59% percent of 207 people in attendance voted “no confidence” in President Michelle…

December 17, 2023

CUNY orders deeper spending cuts, putting course options and student services at risk

The City University of New York is slashing tens of millions of dollars from college budgets across eight of its 25 campuses, potentially gutting course offerings and student services from counseling to recordkeeping, the Daily News has learned. Central administration ordered the schools — including York, Brooklyn and Queens  colleges — to…

December 14, 2023

Testify TOMORROW (Friday, December 15) against the Admin’s new, deeper cuts

Dear PSC member, Having already demanded $128 million in savings from the colleges in Fiscal Year 2024, CUNY central is now clawing back millions in additional operational funds from eight campuses. Please tell the Board of Trustees to reverse this new round of austerity cuts. Sign up to testify, in-person,…

December 14, 2023

Queens pols want big universities in NYC to pay their ‘fair share’

A group of Queens lawmakers took aim at two of the city’s most powerful universities this week, demanding they pay their “fair share” of property taxes to directly fund their public counterparts. Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani and State Senator John Liu introduced legislation this week that would revoke Columbia University’s and…

December 13, 2023

Ending $321M Tax Break for Columbia & NYU to Fund CUNY

Send A Letter In Support of Adjunct Job Security to the CUNY Chancellor Adjuncts deserve steady income and continued access to health insurance. They are due professional respect and fair treatment from CUNY. But management has sought to undermine the progress our union has made for adjuncts. Send a letter…

December 12, 2023

Lawmakers propose nixing property tax break for NYU, Columbia

Columbia and New York University, popular and prestigious universities as well as massive city landlords, pay very little in property taxes as nonprofits. But that would change under a new state law proposed Tuesday to eliminate their longtime tax break in order to channel more revenue to the public City…

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