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Fight for Full State Funding of CUNY FY 2024

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Enacted NYS Budget

Throughout the state budget effort, PSC members joined forces with students and the CUNY Rising Alliance. We made hundreds of calls and lobby visits to legislators and the Governor, rallied with our SUNY and NYSUT counterparts in the state Capitol, spoke out on our campuses, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, publicized the New Deal for CUNY, and demonstrated at the Governor’s NYC office as the budget went down to the wire. Building on many years of PSC activism, our members expressed the urgency of this moment, when so much is at stake for our students, our colleagues, and the quality of the education we provide. Together, our efforts helped to make possible:

  • More than $100 million in new operating aid to CUNY this year – considerably more than the Governor initially proposed.
  • A defeat of the Governor’s proposed tuition hike for NY state residents. 
  • A commitment from NY state to increase CUNY operating aid not only this year but also for the next two years, at minimum.
  • A capital budget for CUNY of $1.1 billion for the coming year, nearly double what the Governor proposed.
  • Restorations and investments in critical areas, including $1 million to expand nursing programs, $0.5 million for the CUNY Black Male Initiative, over $1 million in new funding for SEEK, and $1 million for environmental and energy job training at Medgar Evers College.

While we did not win approval for the New Deal for CUNY in this legislative session, the depth of support for CUNY among legislators and the initiative from NYSUT, our statewide affiliate, for a New Deal for Higher Education demonstrate the positive difference that PSC members and our allies in the CUNY Rising Alliance continue to make. For a university that has withstood racialized disinvestment over decades, it will take more than a couple of sound budget cycles to become the university we want to see. But PSC members should be encouraged by these developments in Albany and the strength of our union. 

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