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November 16, 2023

Statement on Cuts to CUNY in the Mayor’s November Budget Modification

It’s confounding to see Mayor Adams, a two-time CUNY graduate who calls himself “the CUNY Mayor”, take a hatchet to the CUNY budget again with this 5% mid-year cut. I guess no one should be surprised because since he took office, Mayor Adams has undermined CUNY at every opportunity, eliminating…

November 9, 2023

PSC CUNY Members Rally for Respect at Bronx Community College

Thursday, November 9th, more than 50 CUNY faculty and staff rallied at Bronx Community College to demand that BCC President Milton Santiago act on local issues and press the CUNY Chancellor in support of the PSC's contract demands.

November 2, 2023

Brooklyn Chapters Demand ‘Treats, Not Tricks’ in the Next Contract and Full Funding of CUNY

On Wednesday, November 1, Professional Staff Congress members and CUNY students gathered with local allies, including Councilmember Lincoln Restler, for a Halloween | Day of the Dead themed rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall calling for a strong and just union contract and increased funding for the University. Led by the…

October 31, 2023

Statement on Judge Jonathan Lippman’s review of CUNY policies and procedures related to antisemitism and discrimination

The PSC released the following statement in response to Governor Hochul’s announcement that former NYS Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will conduct an independent review of CUNY policies and procedures related to antisemitism and discrimination: "Antisemitism is repugnant, and is on the rise nationally, as is Islamophobia. We…

October 25, 2023

City Workers Ditch Unions, Skip Dues, Following Supreme Court Ruling

City payroll records obtained by THE CITY suggest union enrollment has slipped since a Supreme Court ruling that allows government workers to opt out of membership. Between 2018 and 2022, membership went down nearly 8% among city employee unions, outpacing a decline of 5.1% in the number of full-time employees…

October 12, 2023

Statement on the War in Israel and Gaza

The Professional Staff Congress joins unions in the U.S. and abroad to express our grief and dismay about the violence and loss of life in Israel and Gaza. We strongly condemn the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilians by Hamas. Many of our members and students have families directly connected…

October 9, 2023

New York University disinvest in fossil fuels, CUNY New Deal should propose similar objectives

New York University will no longer use its $5 billion endowment to invest in fossil fuels. William R. Berkley, chair of NYU’s board of trustees, formally addressed a student climate group in August, stating that the university commits to moving toward a green future, according to The Guardian. “New York…

October 4, 2023

Critical CUNY BoT Hearing, 10/16 | Testify or show support

In-Person Public Hearing of the CUNY Board of Trustees City College of New York, Marian Anderson Theatre, Aaron Davis Hall Monday, October 16, 4:30 PM Tell Us You’ll Be There! Optional Online How-to-Testify Training from the PSC Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 PM Register for the Zoom. In October and November,…

September 26, 2023

‘The Untouchables’: How Columbia and N.Y.U. Benefit From Huge Tax Breaks

As Columbia University puts the last touches on its brand-new campus in Harlem, it has reached a milestone: The university is now the largest private landowner in New York City. In a city where land is more valuable than almost anywhere in the nation, the school now owns more than…

September 18, 2023

Enough About Harvard. Let’s Talk About CUNY.

The elite media loves to obsess about the Ivy Leagues. But great public colleges like the City University of New York, once dubbed the Harvard of the proletariat, are far more relevant to most people — and infinitely better at serving the working class.

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