At a moment when the university system could face drastic cuts, PSC members, CUNY students and allies called on Chancellor James B. Milliken and the Board of Trustees to wage a public campaign to adequately fund CUNY.
The union helped win significant funding gains for CUNY in the last state budget agreement, including money to fund more than 500 full-time faculty positions. Now, the PSC says it’s time for the University to “Hire From Within” CUNY’s rich and experienced pool of adjuncts.
The PSC, along with its community and legislative allies, won a $220 million increase in state funding for CUNY in the recent state budget agreement. This funding will help support students, faculty and staff, but the union is fighting for more.
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Governor Kathy Hochul's Executive Budget provides a good starting point for the PSC to win budget increases for CUNY. Winning a fair budget will be a big advance in securing the funding necessary to support the union's contract campaign.
Students, PSC members and elected officials unite to give Governor Kathy Hochul and state legislators a clear message: public higher education must be a priority in the 2022 budget.
The CUNY Board of Trustees approve an ambitious budget request for the university. It’s a great start to the budget process, but the PSC and CUNY students believe more can be done, like passing the New Deal for CUNY.
The union marched on campuses throughout the city, led safety walk-throughs and met members at their worksites. The PSC has won a lot in terms of a safe reopening, but there is more work ahead.
The union won a big victory by forcing CUNY to delay its August reopening. But there are more battles for the health and safety of our CUNY community.