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July 7, 2023

Judge’s decision temporarily blocks Aetna Medicare Advantage

Good news in the struggle to preserve high quality health coverage for NYC retirees. On Friday, July 7, Justice Lyle Frank issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the City’s plan to force retired City workers into the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan. The PSC has consistently taken the position affirmed in…

July 1, 2023

CUNY Releases Strategic Plan with 2030 Vision

Looking ahead to next school and beyond, the City University of New York (CUNY) announced “CUNY Lifting New York,” a strategic plan that intends to transform CUNY into the nation’s foremost student-centered university system by the end of the decade. The plan, released June 28, outlines four main goals for…

June 29, 2023

Statement on NYC Budget Announcement

James Davis, PSC CUNY President has the following statement about the NYC budget deal just announced: "The Professional Staff Congress and its members are immensely appreciative of the Council's restoration of $32.4 million in CUNY funding, the majority of the Mayor's recent cuts to community college funding. We also celebrate…

June 28, 2023

CUNY to expand fully online degree programs: strategic plan

The City University of New York could offer hundreds of fully online programs by 2030, according to the public higher education system’s strategic plan released Wednesday. CUNY set a goal to offer 287 online certificates and degrees in the next several years for students who prefer flexible options because of…

June 28, 2023

PSC Statement on Primary Election Results

The Professional Staff Congress is happy to report that 12 of the City Council candidates we endorsed in yesterday’s contested Democratic primary races won their elections outright. We congratulate our endorsed candidates on their primary victories and thank the PSC members who participated in the door knocking, phone banking and…

June 14, 2023

Statement on Comptroller Brad Lander’s Refusal to Register the Aetna Medicare Advantage contract

We thank Comptroller Brad Lander for exercising the appropriate judgment and fulfilling his charter-mandated duty by refusing to register the Aetna Medicare Advantage contract. The Comptroller is well within his rights to question the City’s authority to force retirees out of traditional Medicare until it has been decided in court.…

June 12, 2023

PSC Response to CUNY Board of Trustees’ Overbroad Description of Hate Speech

Since the first contractual agreement signed by CUNY and Professional Staff Congress in 1973, the preamble has stated, “Whereas, CUNY and the PSC seek to maintain and encourage, in accordance with law, full freedom of inquiry, teaching, research and publication of results, the parties subscribe to Academic Freedom for faculty…

June 8, 2023

Opinion: CUNY Needs Funding, Not Cuts

The mayor needs to look somewhere else to cut funding. Successful higher education programs should not be on the chopping block. As a career specialist working in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for the last 16 years, I am appalled almost every year when we have to come…

June 8, 2023

Union Actions and Guidance Regarding Air Quality

June 7, 2023 Dear colleagues, The sudden and shocking collapse in air quality today in NYC has many of us alarmed for our health, and the health of our loved ones. The union reached out to CUNY today to express our concern, and to ask that all employees be released…

June 6, 2023

Urging Chairman Bill Thompson to get CUNY to the Table

PSC members picketed outside the Wall St office of CUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Thompson on Monday, June 5, and flooded the CUNY leadership with calls telling them to do their jobs and begin bargaining. Our contract expired three months ago, and we first requested bargaining dates six months…

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