College Lab Technicians

Updated: April 5, 2021

Upcoming CLT Meetings

CLT General Membership Meeting - March 24, 2021 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

The PSC Health and Safety Watchdogs Committee is developing a set of standards regarding CUNY’s continued reopening. Please come and join us to discuss health and safety lab standards as it pertains to your workload.

Register at
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduutrjopEt3UX84z2MFbccTLakaMZgb5
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please also complete a short survey about reoccupancy concerns so the PSC can better understand the current working conditions of CLTs as it pertains to on-campus work and to help inform our discussion:


Weekly CLT Walk-in Hours beginning April 5, 2021 - 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87518157682?pwd=dHd1MWU0U2N6MHVNUnZtYTVEbWZmdz09

CLT Unity Day - June 4, 2021 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Theme: What's in the contract for CLTs?

CLT General Membership meeting - October 4, 2021 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Join CLTs as we celebrate World Day of Bullying Prevention. Our program this year will be on toxic work environments.


Check for other PSC happenings in the events calendar!


CLT Archive

Link to archive of past meetings, handouts, and slides from guest speaker presentations


Equality for CLTs Resolution

This resolution was presented at the November 19, 2020 DA meeting and passed with 86 delegates voting in favor.


What is a CLT? What do they do?

CLT Speaks at Sept 27, 2018 Contract Rally

Amy Jeu, Hunter College; CLT Chapter Vice Chair & Grievance Counselor

"College Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) are the backbone of CUNY’s science and technology programs. Without you, the University’s growing prominence in scientific fields would not be possible, nor would CUNY be able to prepare students for twenty-first century careers in scientific and technical specialties. You do demanding, hands-on work with faculty and students on every campus. I am proud to represent you." - PSC President Barbara Bowen


We DEMAND competitive salaries for CUNY College Laboratory Technicians! We are being bullied and need your support as we fight against low salaries, excessive workload, and lack of promotional opportunities. CLTs are not only the backbone of CUNY's science and technology, we are the bridges connecting the dots! Show your support for CLTs and sign our petition TODAY!


Review the major CLT gains through the 2000-2017 contract years.
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"CUNY’s science and technology are in our hands!”
Survey of CLT Chapter Presentation by Amy Jeu (May 2017)
PSC Online Archives for CLT Chapter


Let your voices be heard!

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The PSC will be sharing photos and quotes from members about why they're supporting the campaign for a fair contract. Here's an example:

Will you stand up and speak out? Share with us your reason for supporting our union's contract demands, which include an increase in the salary schedule for all CLT titles in addition to any across-the-board increases. We'll share a your photo and a quote from your statement on social media along with your name and school. We may also report it in testimony or cite it during contract negotiations.

Submit quotes and photos at www.psc-cuny.org/HEOs_CLTsSpeakUp


Dignity at Work Policy

The PSC/CUNY CLT Chapter is committed to protecting dignity and respect across the University. This policy aims to promote respect, dignity, safety, and equality in the workplace. Every member of CUNY should be aware that all forms of discrimination, bullying, harassment, victimization, and violence are unacceptable and every member of CUNY has a duty to behave in an acceptable and respectful manner. All members are expected to treat each other with dignity, courtesy and respect at all times. We are fully committed to sustaining a positive and mutually supportive working environment free from harassment, discrimination, bullying, violence, and victimization where members can work together collaboratively and productively together, and where all members are equally valued and respected. (Adopted October 1, 2018)


Alan Pearlman Memorial

The PSC’s CLT chapter introduced a memorial at the union’s office for the late Executive Council member Alan Pearlman at its October meeting.
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Alan Pearlman, a leader of the union’s College Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) chapter who served on the union’s executive council for six years, died unexpectedly in Spring 2017, leaving behind a legacy of fierce loyalty to the union and his fellow members. Read more here: Clarion Article - "Mourning Pearlman, CLT activist"


CLT-HEO Professional Development Fund

In accordance with the PSC/CUNY collective bargaining agreement, approximately $500,000 per annum is available University-wide to support professional development activities for eligible employees in titles in the College Laboratory Technician series. Learn more at http://psc-cuny.org/benefits/heo-clt-professional-development-fund.


Know Your Rights. Download the CLT Handbook

Download the CLT Handbook
Download the Adjunct CLTs Rights and Benefits Brochure

The current handbook (4th edition) has multiple purposes:

  • To serve as a compendium of College Laboratory Technicians’ rights and responsibilities
  • To familiarize newly appointed CLTs with the procedures for appointment, reappointment, promotion and other contractual protections.
  • To invite CLTs to contact the chapter officers for advice and help.

This handbook is not an official document, but a simplified guide to your contractual rights under the PSC-CUNY agreement as seen by the PSC.

The official documents to consult are the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of CUNY, the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the PSC and CUNY (the contract), the written policies of the Board of Trustees and your college governance document. There are also arbitration awards and grievance decisions in which contractual rights and responsibilities have been delineated.