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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…

March 8, 2024

From tears to triumph: Pathways to college success

It’s not unusual for someone to get teary in Berkis Cruz-Eusebio’s office. Students come in upset over problems they think will keep them from earning the college credits they need, finding a good job and keeping their families afloat. Later, when they have made it through graduation and beyond, they…

March 8, 2024

Adjunct Faculty: The Growing Crisis in Higher Ed

PSC President James Davis was interviewed on City Works TV by journalist Laura Flanders, along with SEIU organizer Anne Balay, about the growing adjunctification of higher education and organizing efforts - watch here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzH81cp3nO8

March 4, 2024

PSC has its 11th contract negotiation with CUNY

On Feb. 7, the 11th contract negotiation session took place at CUNY Central. 30 PSC members joined the negotiation of a contract for the defense of labor workers. PSC is advocating for better pay and recognition of its employees’ achievements and teaching services.

February 29, 2024

Mid-year budget cuts at CUNY affecting staff, faculty and students

This week, Mayor Eric Adams called off a round of budget cuts originally scheduled for April, citing a better-than-expected economic performance of the city. Nine schools in the City University of New York (CUNY) system are grappling with the devastating aftermath of budget cuts announced by Adams in November. The…

February 26, 2024

Queens College’s PSC Chapter Demands Rehiring of Professors, Passing of New Deal for CUNY

The Professional Staff Congress chapter is promoting activism among students and faculty members following the faculty layoffs last month. It is pushing to reverse the layoffs and help pass a New Deal for CUNY, which would invest $1.8 billion toward CUNY, give fair pay for adjuncts, repair buildings, and make…

February 16, 2024

CUNY Faculty Firings Spark Outrage

The firing of 26 full-time faculty at CUNY-Queens College has sparked outrage and concern that an era of deepening austerity could take hold at the City University of New York. “A lot of us here are angry. But anger doesn’t actually describe it; I’d go with furious,” said Professor David…

February 12, 2024

NY1 reporting on Queens College mid-year budget cuts

Mayor Adams's budget cuts are hitting 9 CUNY colleges, including Queens College, where more than two dozen full-time faculty members have been let go. (Video: https://youtu.be/Fb8jf7cpIag)

February 12, 2024

CUNY professor layoffs in middle of academic year amid budget cuts

Mayor Eric Adams’ budget cuts are hitting nine City University of New York colleges, including Queens College, where several full-time faculty members have been let go, and some classes cancelled.

February 9, 2024

CUNY Chancellor Defends Spending Cuts and Hiring Freeze Amid Deficit

Chancellor Felix Matos Rodriguez defended multiple rounds of painful spending cuts and a hiring freeze across the CUNY system on Thursday, as measures have slashed the cash-strapped university organization’s structural deficit by “almost half.”

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