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

May 21, 2024

Protest At the May 20th Trustees Meeting

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

Real Raises! Job Security! Contract Now!

Protest At the May 20th Trustees Meeting Protest At the May 20th Trustees Meeting The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor) The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor) The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor) The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor) The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor) The unionized faculty and staff of the City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) disrupted the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting held at Bronx Community College on May 20, 2024 calling out CUNY management for their attempts to weaken the job security of thousands of faculty and staff. The 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff have worked 14 months with an expired contract. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

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 job security and governance.

CUNY Board Chair William Thompson tried to ignore the angry faculty and staff with “Protect Our Jobs” and “Respect” signs when he started the public portion of Monday’s board meeting. But he was flummoxed when President James Davis interrupted the proceedings to declare that PSC members are tired of the disrespect CUNY has shown its workers. Then it was impossible for the Board and chancellery to ignore the theater full of loud and proud PSC members chanting “Real Raises! Job Security! Contract Now!” After security escorted the union out of the meeting, we rallied outside the building until we were ushered off campus.

“What the Board heard from you all today was anger and impatience–you’re fed up with business as usual at the university and you made that known loud and clear. And when they try to proceed with business as usual we are not going to let them,” Davis concluded to the protestors outside the college gates.

Photos and video from the action are posted here on the PSC website and on the PSC’s X, Instagram and Facebook feeds.


Published: May 21, 2024 | Last Modified: May 28, 2024

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