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May 23, 2024

The CUNY Experiment

Like so much about New York City politics, the fates of the various Gaza solidarity encampments that sprang up throughout the city in recent weeks were in part a question of real estate. At the New School, which has no outdoor campus, protesters needed to set up the encampment indoors…

May 22, 2024

No Business As Usual for CUNY | Bargaining Updates

Union Grievance Wins $1.7 Million for CUNY Adjuncts and Instructional Staff More than 4,300 adjuncts and other instructional staff represented by the PSC will receive a combined payout of more than $1.7 million dollars under the terms of a new settlement agreement signed by President Davis on Wednesday, May 22.…

May 22, 2024

CUNY Workers Against Austerity

At the City University of New York, academic workers have been fighting for a new union contract for over a year. They are resisting austerity and further corporatization of the university, pushed by politicians and university administrators alike.

May 21, 2024

No Business As Usual for CUNY Management and the Board of Trustees

An 11th hour location change from Midtown to the Bronx didn’t stop over 140 PSC members from disrupting business as usual at the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting this Monday, May 20th at Bronx Community College. We’ve worked 15 months without a new contract and have resisted management attacks on…

May 20, 2024

CUNY Gave $4 Million Contract to Security Firm That Claims Protesters Are Using ‘Guerrilla Warfare Tactics’

The City University of New York bypassed its spending approval process to okay a contract worth up to $4 million with an ex-NYPD sergeant's private security company that boasts of receiving training in Israel, tagged its announcement of the university deal with "#StopTheSteal" and described the student-led protests as engaged…

May 16, 2024

OP-ED: Looking Back to Understand this Moment at CUNY

In 1968, when attending junior high school in Brooklyn, my friends and I would cut class to travel up to Columbia University to watch and participate in the student-led Vietnam War protests. A year later, in April 1969, when I was finishing my first year at the High School of…

May 8, 2024

Can Curbing CUNY’s Carbon Footprint Help Tackle Its Maintenance Problems?

More than half of CUNY’s buildings are 50 years old or older. That’s a problem for the environment: older buildings tend to consume larger quantities of energy, generating more of the greenhouse gasses that lead to climate change. 

May 8, 2024

CUNY Rising Alliance Continues Advocacy at Board of Trustees Hearing

On April 1st, the CUNY stakeholders attended a hearing with the Board of Trustees to voice their grievances about the current state of CUNY, and to advocate for policy measures. One of these policies includes the New Deal for CUNY, which has received growing support among state representatives since its…

May 7, 2024

Transit union honcho to sue Columbia alleging mistreatment of staffers in building takeover

A prominent transit union leader plans to sue Columbia University over alleged mistreatment of school staffers during a building seizure last week — the latest labor group to wade into the debate surrounding campus unrest. John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union — which represents 155,000 workers across…

May 6, 2024

Actions at CUNY Central

National and State Labor Leaders Join Faculty and Staff at Protest to Demand ‘Hands Off CUNY Job Security!’ More than 100 leaders and activists representing 21 NYSUT locals and PSC members joined together on Thursday, May 2nd outside CUNY’s Midtown headquarters to demand that management back away from their attacks…

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Protest at the May 20 BoT Meeting