Two weeks ago (February 11), we wrote to you about the CUNY chancellor’s decision to ignore the contract and refuse to pay equity increases to 2,500 colleagues in lower-paid full-time positions—Assistant to HEO and Lecturer titles. “Honor the contract!” hundreds of PSC members demanded in letters, petitions, phone calls and protests.
Late Friday night (February 26), hours before a planned demonstration in front of Chancellor Matos Rodríguez’s house, the chancellor reversed his decision. He signed an agreement with the union for payment of the increases. Assistants to HEO and faculty in full-time Lecturer titles (which include CLIP and CUNY Start Instructors) will receive this year’s full equity increase as a lump-sum payment and will have the increase applied on each salary step next year. In addition, CUNY management agreed to expedite their request for payment of the increases by the City and State so that members receive the money as soon as possible.
Congratulations, PSC members! This is a victory for all of us.
- The Chief: CUNY's Arrogance Risky
- The Brooklyn College Vanguard: PSC Members Protest CUNY Offices Over Contract
- Amsterdam News: PSC-CUNY calls out chancellor for backing out of deal
- The Chief: PSC Protests CUNY Delay on Equity Raises For 2,500 Low-Paid Members
- AFT: Union protests equity violations as university breaches contract on staff pay
- Tapinto.net: CUNY Union Leads Protest Over Contract Violation
- Action Closed: Tell Chancellor Matos Rodríguez To Pay Our Raises
- 1000 PSC members sent the letter to the Chancellor. It was copied to every member of the Board of Trustees and every CUNY College President.
- 4/13/21: April Pay Dates for Lump Sum Raises for Assistants to HEO & Lecturers
- 2/28/21: Equity Raises Victory
- 2/26/21: NYC Labor Leaders Demand that CUNY Pay the PSC Equity Raises
- 2/23/21: Lehman College Sign-On Letter Delivered to Chancellor
- 2/16/21: Graduate Center Sign-on Letter Delivered to Chancellor
- 2/15/21: Presidents' Day Demonstration to Defend our Contract!
- 2/11/21: Betrayal: CUNY refuses to implement equity raises