The contract settlement PSC reached with CUNY in October 2019 followed two years of bargaining, lobbying, demonstrating and testifying and was ratified with an 86% “yes” vote by union members. The economic gains in the new contract are significant in several ways: as well as 2% across-the-board increases in each of the 5 years of the agreement, there are additional equity increases for lower-paid titles (CLT titles, Assistants to HEO and Lecturers), and a significant pay boost for adjunct instructors who will move to flat single rates of pay for each title at the start of the fall 2022 semester.
Community college instructional staff will receive their increased biweekly pay (+ two 2% increases) and their back pay in their March 6 pay check.
Senior college instructional staff will receive their increased biweekly pay and their back pay in their March 12 pay check.
The union has not been told when teaching adjuncts will receive their increased pay rate (including pay for office hours this semester). On the PSC website are the new salary schedules for PSC-represented faculty and staff at CUNY. Click on your title to find your salary schedule. (Note that some titles have minimum and maximum rates – denoted by “to”; individuals’ salary rates in those titles will be increased by 2% if they are employed on the effective dates of the increases.) As always, the union is dedicated to ensuring that all PSC members are paid correctly.