Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez took office on May 1st–May Day–the international day of workers action and solidarity. And 3,000 of us wore REDforED that day to welcome him and deliver a call to action. We wish the chancellor much success, but in order to be successful, he must negotiate a contract that provides educational justice for CUNY students and wage justice for CUNY faculty and staff. To be successful—to protect the mission and the legacy of CUNY—the Chancellor must fight to end the funding crisis at CUNY, and not just preside over further austerity. He must call now for the funding CUNY needs.
A Facebook album with all of the photos that were emailed to the PSC is posted here. Many more photos were shared by members on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Search the hashtag #CUNYContractNow and #REDforEd to see.