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June 1, 2013


Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS RELEASE “NO CONFIDENCE” VOTE BY FACULTY AT CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 92% VOTE NO CONFIDENCE IN PATHWAYS, CUNY’S NEW CURRICULUM In a faculty vote on Pathways, a CUNY-wide overhaul of curriculum scheduled to go into effect next fall, 92% declared they have No Confidence…

May 7, 2013

Phased Retirement Pilot Program Announced–June 2013

Next Deadline is June 7 PSC has reached agreement with CUNY on a three-year pilot program of Phased Retirement for full-time instructional staff who participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (primarily TIAA-CREF) and are at least 65 years old. (Current State law doesn’t allow for inclusion of members…

April 26, 2013

Fourteen-Month Extension for Adjunct Health Insurance

On Wednesday, April 24th, PSC President Barbara Bowen wrote a letter to adjuncts informing them that: Adjunct health insurance through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund has been extended for a year and two months—through June 30, 2014. An agreement between the PSC and CUNY on the 14-month extension was…

October 16, 2012

Opposition to Pathways Intensifies; PSC Goes to Court to Stop the Initiative

Curriculum Lawsuit PSC President Barbara Bowen is one of three plaintiffs in a lawsuit urging the State Supreme Court to stop CUNY from further implementing Pathways. University Faculty Senate (UFS) Chair Dr. Sandi Cooper and UFS Vice-Chair Dr. Terrence Martell join President Bowen in bringing the lawsuit, which argues that…

May 9, 2012

PSC Safety Net Committee teams with NYC Care Congress, Sunday June 3

Join with the PSC's Social Safety Net Working Group as we team with many other unions and advocacy organizations in support of kick off the "Caring Across Generations" campaign here in NYC organized by Domestic Workers United and Align. The Care Congress is Sunday, June 3, 2-5pm, Pace University, across…

March 16, 2012

PSC President Barbara Bowen Responds to the Creation of Tier 6 Pensions

The passage of Tier 6 had everything to do with political ambition and an ideological agenda of protecting the rich; it had nothing to do with solving New York State’s immediate budget shortfall. It was a vote against the interests of whole generations of working people and the communities that…

February 1, 2012

PSC's State Budget Testimony for Fiscal Year 2013

Video of the entire hearing is on the New York State Senate Website here. Here are the time stamps for CUNY-related testimony in hours and minutes: CUNY Chancellor Goldstein: 1:46 NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta:4:12 PSC President Barbara Bowen: 4:28 NYPIRG Chairperson Kathleen Jorden: 5:53 NY Students Rising, Jackie…

December 5, 2011

Call Albany Right Now! Demand Real Tax Reform.

CUNY faculty, staff and students: After months of pressure from grassroots campaigns and occupations, Governor Cuomo has finally signaled his willingness to “restructure” the state tax code as part of a larger economic plan. Lawmakers are in Albany this week, meeting in conference and preparing for a possible special legislative…

September 9, 2011

Tell Your Senators: Support Social Security by co-sponsoring the "Keeping Our Social Security Promise Act."

SIGN THE PETITION! Social Security is under attack by people who want us to believe the myth that it's about to run out of money. Although it's on course to be fully solvent for over 25 years, we're told by people who fundamentally don't believe in the program that the…

June 30, 2011

CUNY receives modest restorations in the City budget

CUNY faculty, staff and students begin their march from City Hall to BMCC, May 5 Modest Restorations On Wednesday, June 29 the City Council passed a budget that fell short of restoring necessary funding for CUNY community colleges and student aid. Thanks to PSC’s advocacy, the Council added $25.25 million…

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