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Own Your Annual Leave Day, July 23

Jul 20, 2020

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PSC is continuing the fight to protect the annual leave you have earned. President Barbara Bowen sent a letter to all to college HR offices and labor designees reminding them of their obligation to enable employees to use the annual leave time to which they are entitled. That time includes accrued leave in excess of the 45-day cap, which must be used by August 31.

The PSC has designated Thursday, July 23, as Own Your Annual Leave Day. On that day, we will ask all PSC members who are in danger of losing annual leave days on August 31 to make your request to your supervisor to take the days you have earned. By making the requests together on the same day we amplify our power and show CUNY management how determined we are to assert our rights.

This year more than ever, when we have all donated so much of our own time to ensuring that CUNY keeps running throughout the pandemic, we need the time we have earned. If CUNY management won’t agree to the union’s sensible proposal for an extension of the August 31 deadline during this emergency, then we must claim our annual leave now.

To prepare, the PSC is holding a one-hour Zoom meeting the night before, Wednesday, July 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. We hope you will all join us to discuss your rights and create your request for submission on the next day: Own Your Annual Leave Day. Register now to be a part of this collective action to show CUNY that we do not intend to lose our hard-earned vacation days! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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