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This Week in the PSC (09.03.12): Endorsements for September 13 Primaries and the General Election

Sep 05, 2012

Endorsements for September 13 Primaries and the General Election

Visit the PSC website for a list of New York City area candidates for State legislative offices endorsed by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Working Families Party (WFP) and the New York State AFL-CIO. PSC is affiliated with all three organizations, and our members were actively engaged in each of their endorsement processes.

In the Thursday, September 13 Primary Election PSC is focused on supporting Adriano Espaillat, Gustavo Rivera and Toby Stavisky and Assembly Members Rhoda Jacobs, Michael Miller and Naomi Rivera because they have a record of supporting CUNY and they actively opposed Tier 6, the new state pension plan that has reduced retirement benefits for new public employees, including CUNY faculty and staff. Assembly candidates Nathan Bradley (a challenger in the 55th District) and Luis Sepulveda (running for an open seat in the 87th District) are receiving our support in their primary races because of their commitment to fight for jobs, education and CUNY.

Remember, this year’s primary is on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13—not a Tuesday. Mark your calendar!

Help PSC elect pro-CUNY candidates

PSC is putting “feet on the street” to help re-elect President Obama and support candidates in key federal and state races throughout the City. PSC members can join the union’s campaigns to support our candidates via this restricted page of the PSC website. You can sign up to volunteer for member-to-member outreach activities like phone banking and get-out-the-vote labor walks.

Some recent New York primary elections have been decided by literally a handful of votes. With your help, we can make sure our colleagues don’t make the mistake of sitting out this important election season.

March with us at the Labor Day Parade—September 8

With a major election just weeks away, unions need a major show of strength and unity. This Saturday’s New York City Labor Day parade is a chance to celebrate the union movements’ victories and recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for workers’ rights. PSC members will march on Saturday for the millions of workers who do not have health insurance or pensions, for the workers here in our city who are fighting for livable wages and paid sick leave, and for the workers throughout the country whose very right to organize is in jeopardy.

PSC members will meet at 10:45 AM on Saturday, September 8 in front of the Roosevelt Hotel on the north side of East 45th Street between Madison and Vanderbilt before marching as a union to our part of the staging area. Let us know you are coming. Read a message from Solidarity Committee Chairs Michael Fabricant and Jim Perlstein.

There is still time to RSVP for PSC’s Pre-Retirement Conference

CUNY faculty and staff planning to retire in the next five years can still sign up for a Pre-Retirement Conference organized by the union’s pension and retirement experts. The day-long conference on Friday, September 21 at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium will provide information about filing for retirement, Social Security, PSC-CUNY Welfare-Fund benefits and financial planning. A $30 fee for the event covers a continental breakfast, lunch and a packet of planning materials. Space is limited. To RSVP, download this flier, fill out the attached registration form, and mail in the form with your registration fee. Read more details.

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