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Statement from James Davis, President of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY

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March 14, 2023

March 15, 2023

PSC Statement on CUNY Funding in the NYS Senate & Assembly One House Resolutions for FY 2024

“We commend the Senate and Assembly for endorsing substantial increases in operational funding and capital investment for CUNY in their one-house budgets. The Legislature’s commitment to revitalizing public higher education is crucial right now. Facing an increasingly uncertain economic future, low-income and working New Yorkers, immigrant communities, and communities of…

February 16, 2023

Statement of Solidarity with Florida’s Public Higher Education Workers

The PSC stands in solidarity with the members of the United Faculty of Florida (NEA/AFT) and other unions at Florida’s public universities, colleges, and community colleges. Over the past two years, Florida elected officials have attacked the independence and integrity of the state’s public higher education institutions. Violating established academic…

February 1, 2023

Statement on Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget

"Last year, Governor Kathy Hochul made a five-year, $1.5 billion commitment to restoring CUNY and SUNY and set an ambitious goal to increase New York's college graduation rate because she knows the power of public higher education to transform lives and strengthen the economy. The planned FY2024 CUNY increases of…

January 13, 2023

Statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State

We are heartened to see Gov. Hochul commit to continuing implementation of her vision for the transformation of our state’s higher education system in her State of the State policy book. After years of public disinvestment, she committed last year to increase CUNY and SUNY funding by $1.5 billion over…

January 10, 2023

Solidarity With Striking Nurses

PSC members stand in solidarity with the 7,000 striking nurses at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Striking for patient safety is a bold act of caring, exactly what we would expect from the workers on the front lines…

December 9, 2022

Bronx Rally & Press Conference

PSC members, CUNY students and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson gathered at Hostos Community College to call for full funding of CUNY and a fair contract. The urged Governor Hochul to increase state funding for CUNY by $428 million and called on City leaders to reject the Mayor's planned mid-year…

December 8, 2022

Urging the City Council to oppose mid-year cuts to Community Colleges

On Thursday, December 8, PSC Secretary Penny Lewis urged the NYC Council to oppose planned mid-year cuts to CUNY Community Colleges at a hearing about Mayor Adams’ November Financial Plan. The hearing was sponsored by the City Council’s Finance Committee, which is chaired by Council Member Justin Brannan. “CUNY’s budget…

December 8, 2022

Remote Work Agreement Extended | More

The PSC has secured agreement from CUNY to extend the Remote Work Agreement through June 30, 2023. This will affect HEOs, CLTs, faculty librarians and others, but I know that all PSC members know about this issue and share in the union’s fight to protect our members’ working conditions and…

November 30, 2022

Calling for increased state funding for mental health services at CUNY

On Wednesday, November 30, PSC President James Davis argued that the material challenges that CUNY students face can take a psychological toll at a hearing examining the Mental health needs of students at institutions of higher education. The hearing, held in Albany, was cosponsored by the New York State Assembly…

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