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Internal Organizing

Build out Campus Action Teams to reach into most departments and offices. Steadily increase membership, engagement and mobilization capacity.



Negotiate a just contract with real raises and gains that will support quality education for CUNY students.

Coalition Building

Coalition Building

Strengthen CUNY Rising Alliance and partner with UUP and other unions to build broader support for New Deal for CUNY, increased CUNY funding and a just PSC-CUNY contract.

Union Week, December 5 - 9


Monday, December 5: Wear #Red4HigherEd and PSC buttons and post photos on social media. Click here to let us know you will be wearing #Red4HigherEd.

Check Your Pension Contributions: During Union Week, make a point of confirming that your pension contributions are correct, and urge your colleagues to do the same. Don’t trust that CUNY management will take care of it. Check your pension contributions yourself—and do it during Union Week, Dec 5-9, to be part of sending a collective message: Pensions at CUNY are a result of years of union struggle, and we demand accurate records. The PSC’s Contract Enforcement Department receives too many calls from active members who discover that their pension payments were not properly made by CUNY, or their contributions were not properly deducted. Read more.

Monday, December 5, 4:30 p.m. at LaGuardia Community College: Testify at the CUNY Board of Trustees hearing urging them to approve a budget request that aligns with the New Deal for CUNY and funds our contract. Click here if you plan to attend or testify at the Board of Trustees hearing.

Thursday, December 8, 1:00 p.m.: Attend a press conference in the Bronx organized by the PSC and our sister union at SUNY,  United University Professions (UUP). Together we will urging the Governor to expand and accelerate her reinvestment plan for CUNY and SUNY. Location: Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451. Tell us you’ll be there!

All Week: Local or borough-wide events organized by our union chapters and CATs.

  • December 1

    • Baruch: “Tabling with Bernie Baruch for Union Week”: Chapter Activists will be handing out candy canes and other free swag to help get folks excited about union week! Location: Around Bernard Baruch statue inside the 24th Street and Lexington Ave entrance to the Vertical Campus. Time: 10am-3pm
    • Brooklyn College: Tabling at the Bedford Avenue Gate, time TBD
  • December 5

    • Baruch: Red4Ed Day — 11:00 am-3:30pm — To kick off union week, we are asking everyone to show up wearing RED clothes and spend some time with us. We will be having free food, free candy canes, free union buttons, and a raffle for free PSC Swag. We will also be doing two group photos at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Location: 2nd Floor Lobby, Vertical campus.
    • BMCC: Tabling at the main Chamber Street building, time TBD (Button making, distributing union swag and red candies for Red for Ed.)
    • SLU: Tabling on the 14th or 18th floor, time TBD (Distributing union swag and red cupcakes)
  • December 6

    • BMCC: Tabling at the main Chamber Street building, time TBD (Button making & distributing union swag)
    • Bronx CC: Pizza and Contract Discussion for PSC members, Second floor of Roscoe Brown Cafeteria, 12:30 – 1:15pm
    • Brooklyn College: “Beer & Buttons”: union button-making & drinks (including non-alcoholic), 4-6pm in the Faculty/Staff Lounge in Boylan Hall
    • Hostos: Tabling outside the student cafeteria, 1-4pm (We’ll be distributing union swag & asking folks to fill out cards describing what a New Deal for CUNY would mean to them.)
  • December 7

    • Baruch: Caravan to Hostos Community College: We will be meeting at 12:15pm at the corner of Lexington Ave and 24 St. to travel together to the PSC rally at Hostos Community College.
    • BMCC: Tabling at the main Chamber Street building, time TBD (Button making & distributing union swag)
    • Brooklyn College: Tabling, location & time TBA
    • Hostos: Tabling outside the student cafeteria, 2-4pm (We’ll be distributing union swag & asking folks to fill out cards describing what a New Deal for CUNY would mean to them.)
  • December 8

    • Lehman: Gather in the plaza behind the Music Building at noon & travel together by public transportation to the PSC/UUP press conference at Hostos Community College.

Watch your email for chapter announcements.

Mass Meeting on Winning A Just Contract

On October 26, 1,200 PSC members attended the online Mass Meeting on Winning A Just Contract. At the meeting, we introduced the PSC bargaining team, and the Principal Officers and members of the Executive Council discussed the priorities that are informing our development of bargaining demands for the upcoming round of negotiations.

Members posed great questions about the contract campaign, the union’s goals, and how we can all be involved. Among the challenges we discussed are the need for raises that beat inflation, the need to make gains in equity and job security while also ameliorating salary compression for long-serving full-timers, and the need for continued remote work options, improved health and safety, and other provisions that advance the common good of our members and our students.

Our Bargaining Team

Michael Batson
Lawrence Bosket
James Davis
Luke Elliott-Negri
David Hatchett
Amy Jeu

Penny Lewis
Angel Martinez
Sharon Persinger
George Sanchez
Youngmin Seo

Pam Stemberg
Lynne Turner
Sharon Utakis
Andrea Vásquez
Felicia Wharton

Timeline of Contract Campaign

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Union Week December 5-9, 2022