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March 30, 2011

Rank-and-File Voices from the March 23 Sit-in in Albany

By John Tarleton More than 150 CUNY faculty, staff and students decended on the State Capitol March 23 to protest against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts. Thirty-three people were arrested when they peacefully blockaded the entrance to Cuomo’s office, making headlines across the state for challenging the political establishment’s…

March 28, 2011

A Budget Deal Has Been Announced—and Opposition Escalates

Community, tenant, trade union and student activists protesting outside legislative chambers on 3/30. The Governor, Senate and Assembly leadership have made a budget deal—a deal that hands over billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy while it cuts hundreds of millions from CUNY, schools, heath care and social…

March 16, 2011

Student/Faculty Albany Lobby Day: 3/15/11: Restore CUNY Funding

Click here for slideshow. Our state affiliate, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) also has an article, pictures and video on the student/faculty lobby day.Albany, March 15. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff from CUNY and SUNY gathered today to urge the legislature to restore public funding for higher education.…

February 26, 2011

"This is What Democracy Looks Like"

With humor and a sharp political bite, Jim Perlstein, co-chair of the PSC Solidarity Committee, addresses thousands of New Yorkers at a 2/26/11 City Hall Park rally in support of Wisconsin trade unionists. Greetings from the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing 22,000 faculty and staff at the City University.…

February 24, 2011

On Wisconsin: More Than 500 Union Supporters Rally Outside Fox News HQ

by John Tarleton, Clarion Associate Editor Chanting “We are all Wisconsin”, a crowd of more than 500 people rallied outside Fox News's Midtown headquarters early Tuesday evening to show their support for public workers in Wisconsin. The Feb. 22 rally was one of dozens of solidarity events held across the…

January 21, 2011

PSC to Join in February Lobbying Pushback Against Cuomo’s Austerity Agenda; Please Get Involved Now

Given the signals of severe budget cuts, wage freezes, tax caps, and other austerity measures coming from the Cuomo Administration, our state affiliate, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) has scheduled two important statewide events. An extraordinary lobby day to be held February 15 at the Capitol will bring in…

July 29, 2010

FEDERAL JUDGE HALTS PATERSON’S FURLOUGH PLAN FOR CUNY PROFESSORS

5/12/10 Issues temporary restraining order, hearing on injunction set for May 26. Today, US District Judge Lawrence Kahn issued a temporary restraining order to stop New York State from furloughing state workers, including CUNY faculty and staff. Their union, the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, filed the motion arguing that the furloughs…

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