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Monday Contract Actions | Open Forum on Racism and Anti-racism at CUNY

Jun 01, 2023

Picketing and Leafleting Action
100 Wall Street – 9 AM, Monday, June 5


It’s been three months since our contract expired, and CUNY management has yet to respond to our repeated calls to begin negotiations. It’s inexcusable and disrespectful to all PSC members.

Monday, June 5, we’re taking our demand to begin bargaining to the investment bank where CUNY Board of Trustees Chair Bill Thompson works to send an undeniable message: CUNY must start bargaining with the PSC! Click here to let us know you’ll be at 100 Wall Street to join our 9:00 AM picket line and leaflet action.



Phone Zap CUNY Management
12 PM, Monday, June 5


PSC members who cannot attend Monday’s picket and leaflet action at 100 Wall Street can participate in a Phone Zap at noon the same day. We’ll gather briefly on Zoom to share a phone script and prepare before making calls pressing Chancellor Rodríguez and his team to come to the table. Click here to sign up for the Phone Zap. We’ll follow up and send you the Zoom link.



Open Forum on Racism and Anti-Racism at CUNY
Thursday, June 8 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom


The PSC Anti-Racism Committee wants your ideas and suggestions as they plan their next steps. Join this Zoom meeting to hear from colleagues doing anti-racist organizing, learn about the committee’s history and mission, and share your experiences and insights to help ARC better understand the issues that matter most. Register here.




NYC Budget Campaign Phone Bank


On June 7 at 6 PM, PSC is joining our coalition partners at The People’s Plan and the CUNY Rising Alliance for a phone bank in support of a strong city budget that rejects the mayor’s cuts to CUNY and includes new investment, including academic advisors. We will be gathering on Zoom, calling voters in key City Council districts, and asking them to contact their council person. We’ll be able to directly connect the voters we call to their representative’s office. It is a very effective way of persuading the City Council to stay strong on funding CUNY. Click here to RSVP for the phonebank.




Commencement Sticker and Leaflet Actions

PSC members from Brooklyn College, Hostos, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, Queensborough and York are distributing leaflets and stickers at their commencement events this week. Most of the commencements have passed or are scheduled for today, but Brooklyn’s and Queensborough’s are this Friday, June 2 and LaGuardia’s is June 21. The sticker and leaflet actions all feature a congratulatory message for graduates and their families and a call to help ensure that the next generation of CUNY students has the resources they need for a great education. PSC members from Brooklyn, Queensborough and LaGuardia still have time to contact your chapter chair if you want to participate.

A People’s Hearing on Social Media for the People’s University

Our People’s Hearing on Social Media for the People’s University begins today! To participate all you need to do is share a 20-30 second video story about the importance of funding CUNY. You can post your story directly on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #CareNotCuts and #FundCUNYNow. Or you can upload a video to a Google Drive we will provide, and the PSC will share your story for you. We will send the link to the Google Drive if you click the button below.

Let us know that you will share a short video story

On Twitter & Instagram

06/01/23 9:00am – 06/03/23 5:00pm US/Eastern

Suggested video topics:
Positive impacts of advisement,
counseling & other services,
harms to students
from budget cuts & understaffing.

I will share a video myself with
#CareNotCuts and #FundCUNYNow

I can upload a video to the
Google Drive for PSC to share

Send A Letter to the Mayor and the City Council


It’s CUNY Commencement Season and the Final Month of the NYC Budget Fight

The City Council has been outspoken in its support for CUNY. But now it’s time to insist that CUNY get all the funding it needs in the enacted City budget.


Published: June 1, 2023 | Last Modified: June 2, 2023

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