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April 8, 2024

Baruch faculty and students protest budget cuts, bigger classes

Professors, faculty and students gathered in the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus lobby, and then marched to the William and Anita Newman Library on April 4 for a rally in protest of budget cuts and an increase to the course caps in Weissman School of Arts and Sciences classes.

March 25, 2024

Proposed “New Deal for CUNY” Would Make CUNY Free for All

As the New York state budget approaches its approval date in April, the New Deal for CUNY bill is once again thrown into the spotlight. “For decades, CUNY has been underfunded, and I would say intentionally underfunded, in order to starve an institution that provides higher education to mostly working…

March 25, 2024

Professional Staff Congress president talks about contract negotiations

The state budget deadline is quickly approaching. It’s been more than a year since the City University of New York and the union representing its faculty and staff, the Professional Staff Congress, have been tied up in contract negotiations. The two groups have held a total of 13 bargaining sessions,…

March 25, 2024

OP-ED: Behind the Scenes at Higher Education Action Day

On this day, we advocated on behalf of thousands of students. Assembly members and members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), CUNY Rising, and NYPIRG chapters, gave motivational speeches to students.

March 21, 2024

CUNY union pledges to fight proposed changes that threaten adjunct job security

The union representing more than 11,000 adjuncts at the City University of New York slammed a recent proposal from CUNY management to significantly increase how many semesters adjuncts must teach before they can receive multi-year appointments. Since 2016, CUNY adjuncts have been eligible for three-year appointments if they taught in…

March 20, 2024

CUNY Looks to Slash Adjunct Eligibility for Multi-Year Positions Amid Contract Negotiations

CUNY is one of a few universities in the nation with a pathway to multi-year appointments for adjunct faculty, who traditionally operate on a term-to-term basis with no guarantee of continuing employment. Now, CUNY’s central administration wants to make that pathway over twice as long, according to Professional Staff Congress…

March 18, 2024

CUNY Students Demand Full Funding For CUNY And Free MetroCards

With lawmakers entering the final weeks of state budget negotiations and the City Council days away from a hearing on City University of New York funding. The dozens of CUNY students, faculty, and staff rallied and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge Friday to demand full funding of their university. Led…

March 15, 2024

Council Progressive Caucus, Comptroller, Public Advocate Launch Affordable Housing Campaign

The City Council Progressive Caucus on Monday joined with City Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development, Housing Justice for All, New York City Community Land Initiative, the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, CIR-SEIU, UAW-9A, United Federation of Teachers, and dozens of grassroots…

March 11, 2024

PSC-CUNY hold work-in demonstration on its contract expiration anniversary

The Professional Staff Congress demonstrated in the lobby of Baruch College’s William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus to advocate for fair pay and more full-time faculty hires. It was held on Feb. 29, the union’s anniversary of working without a labor contract from CUNY. The demonstration consisted of PSC members…

March 11, 2024

NYC Council Progressive Caucus, Comptroller, Public Advocate & Housing Orgs Launch Affordable Housing Budget Campaign

The New York City Council Progressive Caucus today joined Comptroller Brad Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), Housing Justice for All, New York City Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI), the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY (PSC-CUNY), CIR-SEIU, UAW-9A, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and dozens…

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Protest at the May 20 BoT Meeting