The CUNY Research Professors Bargaining Committee announced Friday, May 6 that their proposed contractual agreement with CUNY has been ratified—with a 100% yes vote! And the Research Professors’ ratification vote has set a PSC record for participation: 96% of eligible members voted. What a tremendous show of engagement and support! The agreement was approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees at their May 16 meeting.
The agreement ensures salary increases on par with other CUNY faculty, retroactive pay, codification of benefits that were at management’s discretion, and essential legal and workplace protections that come with union representation. The Research Professors, serving in a title that CUNY created many years ago outside our bargaining unit, are now part of our union, and their terms and conditions of employment are part of our contract.