PSC President James Davis and CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez met at CUNY Central on June 29th to sign the Memorandum of Agreement formalizing the collective bargaining agreement for CUNY Research Professors. Members of the Research Professors’ Bargaining Committee were in attendance.
The contract with CUNY was ratified—with a 100% yes vote!—in early May. The vote set a PSC record for participation: 96% of eligible members voted. The agreement was then approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees on May 16.
The contract 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.