The Professional Staff Congress, the union representing over 30,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York, stands with striking UAW Academic Workers at the University of California. Public higher education systems from coast to coast are the engine that promotes social mobility, and the union members are the leaders of that struggle. The 48,000 UAW members on the front lines of teaching and research deserve to earn enough to afford to live in the state of California, increased child-care benefits and expanded parental leave, and a contract that enables them to deliver quality education to UC students. University leadership must come to the table, bargain in good faith and accede to their demands. And union members everywhere should support the UAW Academic Workers at the University of California by signing the solidarity petition and contributing to their strike fund.
Published: November 16, 2022