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May 21, 2023

Pension Lawsuit

The PSC is suing CUNY on behalf of our members [click here to read lawsuit] because the administration has failed to properly deduct and submit pension contributions for hundreds of PSC members to the city pension systems, leaving our members liable for make-up payments and interest that in some cases…

May 16, 2023

PSC Joins Picket Lines of Striking Writers Guild

PSC Solidarity With Striking Brothers and Sisters at Writers Guild.  Thousands of TV and film writers are striking to bring their contract into the 21st century–wages are falling behind, while production companies have been raking in profits generated in good part by the writers’ work. PSC members have been joining our…

May 11, 2023

March for a New Deal for CUNY at the College of Staten Island

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Fresh off a state budget victory that the faculty/staff union called “a step closer to a New Deal for CUNY,” students, faculty and staff from the College of Staten Island rallIed and marched to demand that the CUNY administration reverse its plan to cut CUNY colleges…

May 5, 2023

Message to PSC Members on NYS Budget

Dear PSC member, The union ran a focused, successful state budget campaign this spring, including the additional month the budget ran late!  Our city budget campaign continues with a mass rally at City Hall next Thursday, May 11 at 12:30PM. Click here to let us know you will be there.…

April 27, 2023

Cutting CUNY Undermines New York’s Communities, Workforce, and Economy

Statement from James Davis, President of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, on Mayor Adams’ Executive Budget April 27, 2023 “As a double graduate who has marched with students and staff to oppose past budget cuts to our university, Mayor Adams knows the life-changing, economy-boosting power of the City University of New…

April 20, 2023

PSC Pushes for ASAP Funding at City Council Hearng

At a 4/20/23 hearing of the City Council's Committee on Higher Education, PSC members testified about the value and success of ASAP--Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). Penny Lewis, PSC Secretary, explained "ASAP is a nationally recognized program that provides comprehensive student support and advising, career services, tuition assistance, free…

April 20, 2023

Research Foundation Workers Skip Management Lunch; Picket for a Fair Contract

On Wednesday, April 19, private-sector workers represented by the PSC at the CUNY Research Foundation Central Office skipped the management-provided lunch during their all-staff meeting to form a picket line and demand a fair contract. The RFCO workers have been in negotiations for six months, but RF management is still…

April 13, 2023

Late State Budget Rally

April 13, 2023 As state budget negotiations dragged on, a crowd of 80 PSC members, students and CUNY allies rallied outside the Governor's midtown office to call for funding increases for CUNY and reject proposed tuition hikes for students. New Deal for CUNY sponsors Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assembly Member…

March 21, 2023

PSC Raises Key Issue in Hearing on Aetna Medicare Advantage Contract

In his testimony about the proposed Medicare Advantage contract delivered on March 21 during a telephone hearing hosted by the NYC Office of Labor Relations, PSC President James Davis, said: “We were surprised to discover that the Aetna contract provides an option for retires to stay in traditional Medicare, with…

March 16, 2023

Letter from James Davis on Moving Retirees to Medicare Advantage and Eliminating Senior Care

(Click here to read the latest on what is happening to our healthcare) March 16, 2023 To: All PSC members and retirees From: James Davis, PSC President  Subject: Senior Care slated for elimination - what you need to know Dear PSC members and retirees, The Municipal Labor Committee voted on…

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