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February 25, 2021

PSC Endorses Brad Lander for NYC Comptroller

Today, the 30,000-member Professional Staff Congress announced its endorsement of Brad Lander for New York City Comptroller. The CUNY faculty and staff union pointed to Lander’s long-time support for educational equity and his progressive vision for a just recovery from COVID. “In the city’s current economic crisis, the…

February 23, 2021

Lehman College Sign-On Letter Calling on the Chancellor to Pay the $1,000 Equity Raise for Assistants to HEO

Dear Chancellor Matos Rodríguez and President Lemons, As members of the Lehman College community, we write to request that you immediately reverse your decision not to implement the $1,000 equity raise for Assistants to HEO (aHEOs) that was due to begin on February 1. Denying the negotiated raise…

February 11, 2021

Betrayal: CUNY refuses to implement equity raises

A message from Barbara Bowen and Andrea Vásquez, PSC President and First Vice President: At the end of the day yesterday (February 10), we received a call from CUNY’s Offices of Labor Relations and Human Resources informing the union that the Chancellor had made the decision not to…

February 11, 2021

Vaccines 101

Dr. Jennifer Rosen from the Bureau of Immunization, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and her colleague Dr. Julian Watkins answered PSC members’ questions about the availability and the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines at two webinars this week. Members of the PSC Health and Safety Watchdogs…

February 3, 2021

CUNY Faculty & Students Call on Chancellor to Use New Federal Stimulus Funds to Keep Classes Open

Demands Moratorium on Bursar’s Holds for Student Debt New York—Faculty, students and union leaders were joined today by NYC Council Higher Education Chair Inez Barron at a press conference to demand that CUNY use the $455 million in new federal relief funds allocated to CUNY colleges to keep…

January 29, 2021

2021 NYC Endorsements

Previous Pause Next PSC ENDORSEMENTS FOR CITY-WIDE OFFICE PSC Endorses Brad Lander for NYC Comptroller “In the city’s current economic crisis, the role of New York City Comptroller has become more vital than ever. Brad Lander is the right person for this tough moment. He will simultaneously safeguard…

January 27, 2021

PSC leadership continues to press for access to vaccines

When the priority categories for access to COVID vaccines were expanded last month to include “educators,” the PSC took the lead in pushing for inclusion of higher education faculty and staff working on campus in “phase 1B.” Together with the union’s statewide affiliate, NYSUT, and counterpart union at…

January 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

Governor Cuomo released his Executive Budget proposal last week along with two plans to close the State’s $15 billion deficit. (Video of his presentation and news release.) The first plan assumes a $6 billion infusion of stimulus funding from Washington and closes the remaining gap with a combination…

January 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

Governor Cuomo released his Executive Budget proposal last week along with two plans to close the State’s $15 billion deficit. (Video of his presentation and news release.) The first plan assumes a $6 billion infusion of stimulus funding from Washington and closes the remaining gap with a combination…

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