Clarion Masthead

February 2021

Members have protested against cuts to CUNY at various venues, including a car caravan against austerity in the Bronx. Members are now pushing new legislation that will rebuild CUNY: A New Deal for CUNY.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) Faculty Senate issued a vote of “no confidence” last December against President William Fritz and Provost Michael Parrish. The vote is just the latest sign of ongoing distrust and discontent between faculty and staff on one side and CUNY Central and the CSI administrators on the other.

The vote focused on two main issues: the undermining of faculty governance and the mishandling of the campus budget.

More rank-and-file members are getting involved in health and safety organizing. The need for such organizing goes far beyond the pandemic.

The chancellor has a new side gig as a board member of a publicly traded financial management company. What’s he getting paid?

The PSC joined students to protest increasing class-size minimums and Bursar’s holds that are keeping students from graduating on time.

Jumaane Williams has been a CUNY advocate since his student days. The union is pushing for his re-election as the city’s public advocate.