MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4:30 PM
Baruch Vertical Campus @ 55 Lexington Ave. & On Zoom
The PSC’s 18-month Strategic Action Plan to change the course of CUNY and win a great contract shifts gears Monday, 10/25 with a mass online and in-person rally calling on the Board of Trustees to approve the University Budget Request and the Governor and Mayor to put us on the path toward a New Deal for CUNY.
With a new governor in office, a new mayor in the wings, and rising support for the investments the PSC and the CUNY Rising Alliance have urged, the CUNY administration has finally requested a budget worthy of our mission, and it doesn’t hike tuition. An additional $416 million (NYS: $313M | NYC: $103M) is in the ambitious request, with funding for New Deal for CUNY priorities, including 1,075 new full-time faculty lines, opportunities for full-time conversion appointments for adjuncts, and additional full-time mental health counselors. More budget details.
During the virtual rally, we’ll watch together and take action on social media as the Board votes on the budget request. At the in-person action we will deliver a message to the public, the press, the presumptive Mayor Eric Adams, and Governor Kathy Hochul: CUNY needs a New Deal!