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This Week in the PSC (01.30.12): President Bowen to Testify at State Budget Hearing

Jan 30, 2012

Watch Online: President Bowen to Testify at State Budget Hearing

The Legislature’s day-long joint public hearing on funding for higher education in the Governor’s Executive Budget is this Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. PSC President Barbara Bowen will testify at the hearing alongside leaders from United University Professions and New York State United Teachers. PSC’s testimony will highlight important positive developments in the Governor’s budget plan and make the case for more investment in CUNY. Video of the hearing will be streamed online on the Senate and Assembly websites and posted on the Senate’s video archive. Start-time for the PSCs testimony varies from year to year; check online starting at about 11:00 AM to make sure you don’t miss it.

PSC Members’ Opportunities to Help Persuade the Legislature

On March 5-6, PSC members will join colleagues from across the state to urge elected officials in Albany to reinvest in public higher education. Then on March 14, we will rally and lobby in Albany again, this time with students and SUNY colleagues at a statewide Student/Faculty/Staff Action Day. Other advocacy days in Albany are scheduled for March 19-20 and May 21-22, and PSC members are meeting with lawmakers in their districts throughout the semester. We’ll press for tax fairness and restoration of CUNY funding at each meeting and urge the Legislature to fund CUNY’s mandatory needs, including adjunct health insurance. We will also demand that lawmakers reject the Governor’s call for a new pension tier (PSC’s full platform). Transportation, food and housing costs for the Albany trips are covered by our statewide affiliate, NYSUT. Contact Amanda Magalhaes sign up to participate.

Spring 2012 Grievance Counselors

The list of campus grievance counselors and the day-to-day schedule of grievance counselors who are on duty at the PSC office during the new semester are posted here in the Our Rights section of the PSC website.

Are You Checking the PSC’s Online Calendar?

Delegate Assemblies, chapter and committee meetings, lobby days in Albany, Labor Goes to the Movies screenings, and other chapter and union-wide events scheduled this spring are being posted on the PSC’s web calendar. It’s updated regularly, so remember to check the calendar every week or so for new events and happenings. There’s always a link to the calendar on the left-hand side of your This Week newsletter.

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