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March 18, 2021

This Week in the PSC (01.27.21): New Stimulus For CUNY | NYS Budget Update | New Deal for CUNY Launch Feb. 5

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…

March 17, 2021

Senate and Assembly One-House Budget Resolutions

The NYS Senate and Assembly “one-house budget” resolutions would restore the Governor’s proposed cuts to CUNY, freeze tuition and make significant new investments in CUNY. The one-house resolutions demonstrate that the Legislature understands that increased investment in CUNY is key to a just, inclusive COVID recovery. We applaud…

March 16, 2021

NYC Comptroller Releases Report on CUNY’s Contributions to the Economy

PSC President Barbara Bowen released this statement about the New York City Comptroller's report on CUNY and the economy released Friday, March 12. “Comptroller Stringer’s report reveals why investment in CUNY is key to rallying the state’s economy and tackling the racial and economic inequalities sharpened by the…

March 12, 2021

PSC Launches Ad Campaign Calling On State to Invest In a New Deal For CUNY

CUNY Needs $273.6 Million Increase in Next State Budget New Deal For CUNY Legislation Would Enact Free Tuition, Fix Infrastructure & Set Improved Staff-to-Student Ratios New York, NY - Today, ahead of the release of the Assembly and Senate one-house budget bills, the Professional Staff Congress, the union…

March 7, 2021

Brooklyn Demands a New Deal for CUNY

Previous Pause Next PSC and the CUNY Rising Alliance joined with Assemblymember Phara Souffrant Forrest to lead a masked, in-person rally and march in Brooklyn Saturday, March 6 to demand a New Deal for CUNY. The New Deal for CUNY is a bill rapidly gaining co-sponsors in the…

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…

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