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A message from President Barbara Bowen to the Delegate Assembly
February 19, 2020

Positions of the 2020 Presidential Candidates on Higher Education

The PSC Executive Council plans to propose the following motion for a vote by the Delegate Assembly at our March meeting:

CUNY and Albany: The State Budget, The PSC Response
What each one of us can do about the budget

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#MakeBillionairesPay Town Hall to build a statewide movement to win progressive tax policies to meet NY's most critical needs.

The Social Safety Net Committee of the PSC demands that the Administration withdraw in their entirety its proposals to increase and intensify eligibility reviews for disabled Americans receiving Social Security Disability benefits. These changes would strip disability benefits from hundreds of thousands of Americans, as they did when President Reagan undertook similar efforts in 1981.

Fall 2019 Adjunct Pay Dates

For the Spring 2020 semester, teaching adjuncts are scheduled to be paid on eight successive pay dates at two-week intervals. At the senior colleges, the first pay date will be Feb. 13 and the last pay date will be May 21. At most community colleges, the first pay date will be Feb. 7 and the last pay date will be May 13. Click "read more" for the pay dates for Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC and Guttman CC, which operate on a different academic calendar with different pay dates. CUNY has told PSC that the first teaching adjunct pay check will include increased salary rates (rates as of 10/31/19)—including pay for office hours. PSC is awaiting confirmation from CUNY as to when teaching adjuncts will receive their retroactive pay.

The Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, the union representing 30,000 professors and academic staff at The City University of New York, stands in solidarity with students at Jamia Millia Islamia University as well as with student protestors throughout India in their struggle against state repression of political speech.

The PSC-CUNY 2017-2023 collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the union at the end of November and approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees on December 16, 2019. In the meantime, CUNY sent out letters of appointment and reappointment that reflect the old 2017 salary rates and, as far as we know, the old number of appointment hours per course. The letters we have seen do not include the additional paid office hour, which will be in effect next semester (spring 2020).

Starting this spring, the new union contract provides tuition relief to all doctoral students who are employed in a PSC-represented title for four additional semesters beyond their fifth year of study.

There is a very quick turnaround between ratification and implementation, so we need to be vigilant that people are not receiving incorrect bills! If you feel that you have been billed improperly, please email the Graduate Center PSC grievance officer at