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July 7, 2023

Judge’s decision temporarily blocks Aetna Medicare Advantage

Good news in the struggle to preserve high quality health coverage for NYC retirees. On Friday, July 7, Justice Lyle Frank issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the City’s plan to force retired City workers into the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan. The PSC has consistently taken the position affirmed in…

July 1, 2023

CUNY Releases Strategic Plan with 2030 Vision

Looking ahead to next school and beyond, the City University of New York (CUNY) announced “CUNY Lifting New York,” a strategic plan that intends to transform CUNY into the nation’s foremost student-centered university system by the end of the decade. The plan, released June 28, outlines four main goals for…

June 28, 2023

CUNY to expand fully online degree programs: strategic plan

The City University of New York could offer hundreds of fully online programs by 2030, according to the public higher education system’s strategic plan released Wednesday. CUNY set a goal to offer 287 online certificates and degrees in the next several years for students who prefer flexible options because of…

June 28, 2023

PSC Statement on Primary Election Results

The Professional Staff Congress is happy to report that 12 of the City Council candidates we endorsed in yesterday’s contested Democratic primary races won their elections outright. We congratulate our endorsed candidates on their primary victories and thank the PSC members who participated in the door knocking, phone banking and…

June 8, 2023

Opinion: CUNY Needs Funding, Not Cuts

The mayor needs to look somewhere else to cut funding. Successful higher education programs should not be on the chopping block. As a career specialist working in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for the last 16 years, I am appalled almost every year when we have to come…

June 6, 2023

A Public Power victory in New York State

On May 2, New York became the first U.S. state to pass a major Green New Deal policy following four years of organizing by the Public Power NY coalition and allies. The Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA), now New York State law, empowers and directs the state’s public power provider—the…

June 1, 2023

Monday Contract Actions | Open Forum on Racism and Anti-racism at CUNY

Picketing and Leafleting Action 100 Wall Street – 9 AM, Monday, June 5   It’s been three months since our contract expired, and CUNY management has yet to respond to our repeated calls to begin negotiations. It’s inexcusable and disrespectful to all PSC members. Monday, June 5, we’re taking our…

May 30, 2023

Union sues CUNY over pension record failures

The Professional Staff Congress, which represents 30,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York, has sued the public-university system over what the union claims is CUNY’s “repeated failure to deduct and submit employee pension contributions” in a timely manner. CUNY is, by law, required to deduct its…

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…

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