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September 5, 2023

‘New Deal for CUNY’ bill envisions education for all

The City University of New York was founded on the principle of providing tuition-free education to the public. Now, the New Deal for CUNY bill is working to bring that vision back to life.

August 31, 2023

CUNY Adjuncts Must Be Paid On Time!

President James Davis has written Chancellor Matos Rodríguez to insist that all CUNY adjuncts receive their first paychecks on time. The letter says that late adjunct paychecks are “a recurring, systemic problem that [the chancellor’s]  administration has, to date, failed to remedy.” It calls on the chancellor to fix the…

August 25, 2023

Welcome Back message from the PSC Principal Officers

Dear Colleagues, Welcome back to Fall semester! We hope you had a restorative summer with fulfilling activities and meaningful moments. As we make the transition to the new academic year, we write to share union developments on several fronts. The PSC bargaining team has been working hard this summer. Our…

August 24, 2023

Adjunct Pay Dates

Adjunct Pay Dates Fall 2023 SENIOR COLLEGES September 7 September 21 October 5 October 19 November 2 November 16 November 30 December 14 MOST COMMUNITY COLLEGES* September 1 September 15 September 29 October 13 October 27 November 9 November 24 December 8 *This schedule does not apply to Kingsborough CC,…

August 18, 2023

NYC teachers, and their unions, foster learning

For a few years after joining the Professional Staff Congress in 2002, Martha Sanchez, a senior lab technician at Bronx Community College, applied for and received several professional development grants through the union. She profited as much as she could from the PSC’s Higher Education Officer-College Lab Technician (HEO-CLT) grant,…

August 14, 2023

Historic news in our fight to ensure high-quality health coverage for NYC retirees

On Friday, August 11, Justice Lyle Frank issued a ruling in New York State Supreme Court permanently blocking the City from removing retired City workers and their dependents from their current health insurance plans and forcing them either to enroll in the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan or find their own…

August 8, 2023

Statement of Solidarity with Academic Student Workers at the University of California

The Professional Staff Congress/CUNY stands in solidarity with our fellow unionists in UAW 2865 as they insist that the University of California enforce the hard-fought contract gains ratified by union members this past year: UC must live up to its contractual obligations. Disturbingly, UAW 2865 has reported that the University…

August 1, 2023

Letter: CUNY is a wise investment for New York’s economy

As a faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, I concur with comments made in your recent article, “Comptroller Brad Lander on the mayor's 'penny-wise, pound-foolish' budget," that CUNY should not be on the cutting block. Public higher education lifts all boats. Not just because it moves New…

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…

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