The PSC Delegate Assembly voted to send the tentative contract agreed to by the PSC and CUNY to rank-and-file members for a ratification vote. Members will have the option of voting yes or no on the Memorandum of Agreement that appears on this issue of Clarion, and on the PSC website.
Members will need a personal identification number (PIN) to vote and may vote by phone or internet. PINs and voting details will be sent by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and should arrive by surface mail and email during the week of November 11. If you have not received a PIN by Monday, November 18, contact the PSC Office at 212-354-1252.
According to the PSC Constitution, to be eligible to vote on the proposed contract you must have been a PSC member in good standing as of four months before ratification ballots are sent out – in this case, as of July 8, 2019. Employees of the Educational Opportunity Centers are eligible to participate in the ratification vote.
CUNY Research Foundation employee members are not eligible to vote because they are covered under separate collective bargaining agreements. Under the PSC Constitution, retirees do not vote on contract ratification. For questions about eligibility to vote, contact the PSC Office after November 18. The deadline for phone and online voting is 11:59 pm on November 26, 2019.