Can we count you in for the Monday Morning Rally?
Be there in solidarity before work Monday, February 27 as PSC members rally outside CUNY Central (205 E. 42nd St.) the morning before our contract expires. Show management that we need inflation-beating raises, extra pay increases for lower paid colleagues, health and safety protections, job security, better benefits, work – life balance, remote work policies, professional respect, and more!
Swag will be available for PSC members starting at 7:30 AM. The rally will be from 8:00-9:30 AM. Let us know you’ll be there. Spread the word with this flier.
The PSC-CUNY contract expires in 4 days! We need your name on this petition urging CUNY to come to the table. If you want a new contract with real raises and other important gains sooner rather than later, sign the petition.
Get on the Bus and Rally Inside the NYS Capitol
Reserve your spot on a bus to Albany! PSC members will rally inside the NYS Capitol on Thursday, March 9th at 12:00 noon and we need you there. A strong turnout could dramatically raise the profile of our demands for increased CUNY funding and the New Deal for CUNY. The Senate and Assembly one-house budget resolutions that set the table for the final state budget negotiations will be in formation as we rally. So, it’s critical that both chambers hear us loud and clear.
CUNY Rising is organizing students to join us on the buses, and our colleagues from UUP and NYSUT will meet us in the Capitol for the rally on the grand Million Dollar Staircase.
This is a roundtrip to and from Albany on buses departing from the PSC office at 25 Broadway and from a location in Harlem at 7:00 AM and returning the same evening. Tell us you’ll be there! We’ll contact you about your bus location and other day-of logistics.
Lobby Training for PSC Members
On Tuesday, March 7 at 6pm the PSC’s Legislation team will host an online training for PSC members on how to lobby your elected officials. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to be an effective CUNY advocate! The training will also feature a briefing on the PSC’s current budget demands and the latest campaign updates. To attend RSVP here!
Click here to send an e-letter urging your NYS legislators to reject tuition hikes, increase funding for CUNY and pass the New Deal for CUNY.
CUNY has endured years of racialized austerity and underfunding from the state. Last year Albany finally reversed course and began increasing CUNY’s public funding. But management wants $100 million in internal college budget cuts because enrollment is down and the federal pandemic relief funds are running out. New York State can’t reach the goal that two-thirds of New Yorkers will have a college credential by 2030 without dramatically increasing state support for CUNY. And CUNY students need free tuition, not another round of tuition hikes!
PSC Supports the Healthcare Accountability & Consumer Protection Act
PSC President James Davis joined City Council members and union leaders from across the city at City Hall Thursday morning at a rally ahead of a joint hearing by the Council’s Committees on Health and Hospitals. They were there to support Council Member Julie Menin’s Healthcare Accountability & Consumer Protection Act, a bill that would mandate that the city audit municipal healthcare costs and require hospitals to disclose the cost of all medical procedures.
President Davis said, “Hospitals prices are skyrocketing, which can drive families into bankruptcy, and cause healthcare costs to consume an ever-larger portion of our City budget. The Healthcare Accountability and Consumer Protection Act can help. Mandating price transparency for all medical procedures at NYC hospitals can expose the worst pricing practices of hospitals while empowering consumers to save money. Audits of the City’s healthcare spending can identify the larger patterns of hospital price gouging and position the City to take bold steps to moderate prices and make access to healthcare more fair.”
Published: February 24, 2023
Last Modified: February 26, 2023