In a packed meeting attended by more than 200 people, the PSC Delegate Assembly voted on Nov. 4, 2010 to adopt a bargaining agenda for negotiations on a new contract. Delegates approved the proposal from the union’s Executive Council by a wide margin. Its main themes, which follow the union’s strategic priorities, include:
- maintaining progress on salaries;
- creating a process for advancement for employees in Higher Education Officer-series titles;
- achieving substantial movement toward parity and job stability for adjuncts;
- restructuring full-time faculty workload to allow more time for students and research.
The demands approved by the DA include other initiatives such as tuition waivers at CUNY for members’ children and additional support for department chairs. In addition to the 115 delegates and alternates, more than 100 other PSC members attended, most of whom came to voice their support for the urgency of winning gains on adjunct parity. The main focus of the evening’s energetic discussion was on the best strategy to reach that goal.
The full text of the demands, and coverage of the DA, are available here as a special supplement of the December 2010 Clarion.