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August 31, 2021

This Week in the PSC (08.27.21): CUNYSafeReturn | Urge Congress to Invest in CUNY

#CUNYSafeReturn Classes started this past Wednesday at most CUNY colleges, 17 months after the COVID shutdown. Many professional staff began schedules that include some in-person work the week of August 16. The reopening has been safer and more cautious because of the persistent advocacy of PSC members, and while important…

August 27, 2021

CUNY Faculty and Staff Protest at Hunter College Against the Administration’s Reopening Plan

Previous Pause Next Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) and CUNY students gathered outside Hunter College Thursday, August 26 to demand improvements to the College’s reopening plan, which they say puts students, faculty and staff at risk for potential COVID transmission. Click here for the Facebook Live…

August 16, 2021

CUNY Cannot Combat the Pandemic by Patchwork

8/13/2021 Dear PSC Member, We are writing again in response to the message we all received from the Chancellor yesterday. The approach CUNY is taking to reopening is inconsistent and, given the Delta variant, inadequate. We are asking you to contact the Chancellor, the Chief Operating Officer, and…

August 16, 2021

Updates on health & safety and reopening

8/12/2021 Dear PSC member, We write with updates on the union’s effort to ensure that CUNY complies with the appropriate health and safety standards in reopening. The principal officers and PSC Health & Safety committee chairperson met this week with CUNY management about the August 16 return of…

August 5, 2021

Health and Safety Update — First week back for some

August 19, 2021 Hello PSC members! This week, principal officers and other PSCers visited several campuses to welcome returning members and to represent the “Flying Squad” at locations where we had specific concerns. We spoke to scores of members and heard good news and not so good news about…

August 5, 2021

Safe reopening update & Fall schedule

8/2/2021 Dear Colleagues, I’m writing with an update on the PSC’s position on CUNY’s current reopening guidance and the Fall semester. The pressure that our members brought to bear around safety in reopening led the administration to postpone the August 2 reopening target to August 16. That was…

July 21, 2021

Updates on Safe Reopening and Delayed 2% Raise

Dear Colleagues, We hope your summer is off to a terrific start. The PSC has been working on a number of fronts, and we’re writing to update you on safety in reopening the campuses and on our delayed 2% raise. Safe return to work CUNY intends to begin…

July 12, 2021

PSC Call for Postponement of Upcoming Municipal Labor Committee Vote on Changes to Retiree Health Insurance

On Wednesday, July 14, the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) voted to sign a contract with the NYC Office of Labor Relations (OLR) to move city retirees, including CUNY retirees, from traditional Medicare with supplemental city insurance to administration by a for-profit Medicare Advantage group plan. Click here for…

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