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This Week in the PSC

October 24, 2021

This Week in the PSC (09.24.21): Vaccine Mandates at CUNY

The PSC is ready to bargain with CUNY about a possible vaccine mandate to protect public health and members’ rights. It is clear that vaccination is the surest way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the lives and health of PSC members and CUNY students. We also know that the COVID vaccines have been…

October 24, 2021

This Week in the PSC (09.10.21): Help CUNY Rising #VaxUpCUNY | Successful Union Grievance

Help CUNY Rising #VaxUpCUNY The PSC has received a $100,000 grant, supported by the AFT’s Back to School for All initiative, to fund a campaign to promote student vaccination while building the movement for a free, fully funded and accessible CUNY. CUNY Rising Alliance will help run a campaign to…

October 24, 2021

This Week in the PSC (09.03.21): Keep Pressing Our Demands for Improved Safety Measures

Keep Pressing Our Demands for Improved Safety Measures We know how challenging the transition has been to begin Fall 2021 and how resourceful you have been in facing the challenges. Among these challenges are the inconsistent messages from CUNY Central and a failure to ensure that each campus adheres to…

August 31, 2021

This Week in the PSC (08.27.21): CUNYSafeReturn | Urge Congress to Invest in CUNY

#CUNYSafeReturn Classes started this past Wednesday at most CUNY colleges, 17 months after the COVID shutdown. Many professional staff began schedules that include some in-person work the week of August 16. The reopening has been safer and more cautious because of the persistent advocacy of PSC members, and while important…

June 25, 2021

This Week in the PSC (06.23.21): No NYC Cuts to CUNY Rally | Clarion

Rally to Stop NYC Budget Cuts to CUNY Mayor de Blasio's Executive Budget would cut City funding to CUNY by $67 million. His plan would eliminate funding needed to fill empty staff lines when students are in desperate need of more mental health counseling and academic advising. It would cut…

June 14, 2021

This Week in the PSC (06.02.21): Detailed Safe Reopening Standards | CLT Unity Day is for Everyone in the PSC

Brooklyn College March to #FreeTheFunds: Beyond Racist Austerity Faculty, staff and students called out Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson last Wednesday for failing to adequately address racism faced by students and faculty and for her failure to release a plan for the $58.6 million in COVID relief funding allocated to…

March 18, 2021

This Week in the PSC (02.13.21): Defend Our Contract! | Help Pass the New Deal for CUNY

Betrayal: CUNY Refuses to Implement Equity Raises for Assistants to HEO and Lecturers The CUNY administration is refusing to honor the contract they signed—again! First they laid off thousands of adjuncts, then they withheld our 2% raise, now they have said that they are indefinitely delaying payment of the $1,000…

March 18, 2021

This Week in the PSC (01.27.21): New Stimulus For CUNY | NYS Budget Update | New Deal for CUNY Launch Feb. 5

PSC Leadership Continues to Press for Access to Vaccines When the priority categories for access to COVID vaccines were expanded last month to include “educators,” the PSC took the lead in pushing for inclusion of higher education faculty and staff working on campus in “phase 1B.” Together with the union’s…

October 15, 2020

This Week in the PSC (10.14.20): Mass Meeting for All PSC Members–Save the Date, Thurs., Oct. 29

Save the date for a mass online meeting for all members of the PSC: Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:30 PM. PSC members have come together in the streets and online throughout the pandemic, and we have won some important battles to keep members safe. Now we need everyone. The biggest challenges…

October 15, 2020

This Week in the PSC (10.07.20): Help PSC Members Get Out the Vote | Pledge to Vote on the WFP Line

Help PSC Members Get Out The Vote PSC members are gathering on Zoom twice a week from now until Election Day to call AFT members in swing-states and urge them to vote Joe Biden for President. We’re also mobilizing union volunteers to help get out the vote for State Senator…

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