Watch PSC Leaders and Others Testify in Albany
PSC President Barbara Bowen and PSC First Vice President Steven London testified at a state budget hearing last Wednesday alongside leaders from United University Professions and New York State United Teachers. The union leaders were heartened by the Governor’s plan to fund CUNY’s mandatory needs, including adjunct health insurance, and urged greater investment in CUNY and SUNY, starting with funding for more full-time faculty and the restoration of funds cut from community college budgets over the last three years. PSC’s prepared testimony is available online, along with a link to a video of the hearing. Timestamps to help you find video of testimony delivered by CUNY administrators and CUNY students are at the top of the webpage.
Come Lobby with CUNY Students on March 14
Investment in public higher education offers crucial economic, cultural and intellectual benefits for New York. That is why PSC, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), University Student Senate and United University Professions are partnering again to mount a statewide Student-Faculty-Staff Higher Education Action Day in Albany on Wednesday, March 14. Faculty and staff contact Amanda Magalhaes to sign up to participate. CUNY students can sign up by stopping by their local student government or NYPIRG office.
Other NYSUT advocacy days in Albany are scheduled for March 5-6, March 19-20 and May 21-22, and PSC members are meeting with lawmakers in their districts throughout the semester.
Transportation, food and housing costs for these Albany trips are covered by our statewide affiliate, NYSUT. Contact Amanda Magalhaes to sign up to participate.
Labor Goes to the Movies Presents: NightJohn
PSC’s long-running film series, Labor Goes to the Movies, continues this year’s theme of “Lessons” with a screening of NightJohn by Charles Burnett (USA, 1996). The film tells the story of a former runaway slave who returns to a plantation. The plantation community changes radically when he begins to secretly teach Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl, how to read and write. Learn more.