As Clarion went to press, the PSC was finalizing plans for a mass membership meeting in October, focused on the current negotiations with CUNY for a new union contract. Other member actions to secure a fair agreement, including a possible protest in September, were also being weighed.
“The best way to show the strength of the union and the urgency of a new contract is to stand and be counted together,” said Barbara Bowen, the PSC’s president. “If a new contract is important to you, you should be there.”
PSC negotiators said that while they hoped to see further progress at the bargaining table in September, the union was ready to demonstrate if a viable economic offer was not on the table soon.
You can make sure to be kept informed about plans for the mass meeting or other contract actions by signing up for the union’s weekly electronic newsletter, This Week In the PSC, at tinyurl.com/ThisWeekPSC. If you would like to help organize for or volunteer at the mass meeting, email the PSC’s Moses Merisier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.