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This Week in the PSC (09.12.18): Every Vote Will Matter in Thursday's Primary Election

Dec 29, 2018

State Primary Elections, Thurs., Sept. 13
Make a Plan to Vote

New Yorkers will head to the polls this Thursday, September 13 to choose their party candidates for Governor, Attorney General and members of the Assembly and State Senate. The PSC and our statewide affiliate, NYSUT, have made no endorsement in the gubernatorial primary election. Click here to see the list of endorsed candidates for other statewide and local races and here to locate your poll site.

Studies show that making a plan to vote increases the likelihood that you will vote in an election, even if the day gets busy or the weather turns bad. New York City polling places are open 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. So think now about when you’ll get to the poll and how you’ll get there. Then make it happen.

Every vote will matter on this unusual Thursday primary election day. PSC members who turn out to the polls can make the difference in critical races up and down the ballot. It’s time to elect lawmakers who will increase investment in CUNY, stand up for CUNY students and faculty, and defend the communities that depend on our university.

Contract Demonstration, Thurs., Sept. 27, 4-6PM
Help Spread the Word!

On Thursday, September 27 PSC members will gather for a contract demonstration at the NY Stock Exchange (corner of Wall St. and Broad St.). We will gather in the center of financial and political power to demand investment in a fair contract for the PSC and to protest continuing austerity at CUNY. Here are three ways you can help make Wall Street feel the power of our union: 1) fill out the RSVP form and email the RSVP link to your colleagues; 2) download this flier and post it on a bulletin board or your office door; 3) click “Going” on the Facebook event, then click “Share” and “Invite Friends” to help spread the word.

Labor Goes to the Movies Presents: Moonlight—Fri., Sept. 14, 6:30 PM

The union’s film series will explore the theme “Sex & Power” with a screening of Moonlight this Friday, September 14 in the PSC Union Hall, 61 Broadway, 16th floor. Barry Jenkins’s second feature presents a triptych of seasons in the life of a Black Floridian: child, youth, and man. Each vignette quietly dramatizes both the troubles afflicting a young life coming up, uncertain of sexuality, in a homophobic society, and the exigencies of growing up a poor Black male in the South. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Four dollar suggested donation. Space is limited! Light refreshments available. More info.

New Full-time Faculty and Staff Have 30 Days to Choose a Pension Plan

New full-time faculty and staff members at CUNY have 30 days from the effective date of their appointment to choose a retirement program, and the choice is irrevocable. If no choice is filed within 30 days, the law mandates that the member be assigned to the New York Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS). See the Full-Timer Pension Benefits section of the PSC website for more information. Part-time faculty and staff members don’t have a similar deadline, but waiting to sign up for pension benefits may mean leaving retirement money on the table. See Part-Time Pension Benefits. New CUNY employees may not be on the PSC’s email lists, so please help spread the word.

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