Press the Presidents for a Fully Funded Contract with Increased Salaries for All and 7K for Adjuncts
Seven PSC chapters are collecting signatures using online local petitions urging the presidents of their colleges to publicly support fair adjunct faculty pay of $7000 per course and increased salaries for all CUNY faculty and staff. The petitions call on the presidents to take an active role as the CUNY Board of Trustees formulates its budget request this month and to push for a CUNY budget request that includes public funds to support the union’s contract demands. The current collective bargaining agreement is not sufficiently funded by the State. Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, City College, The Graduate Center, John Jay College, Lehman College and Queens College have their petitions posted online. Click here to add your name to the petition for your campus if you work at one of these campuses. Other local chapter petitions will be posted as they go on line.
Help take back the House and the NYS Senate from the Party of Trump
PSC members are focusing our electoral efforts where they will count most in NYS by campaigning for Andrew Gounardes (Brooklyn, SD 22) and John Liu (Queens, SD 11) for state Senate and Max Rose (Staten Island/Brooklyn, CD11) for Congress. Click here to volunteer for weeknight phone banking and door-to-door labor walks on Oct. 20 and 27.
CUNY Rising Says: Fund CUNY ASAP!
Please add your name to this CUNY Rising Alliance petition and help spread the word about the alliance’s Fund CUNY ASAP campaign. The petition and the campaign call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to make CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs and Accelerate Complete Engage initiatives CUNY-wide. Both programs provide additional academic and financial support to help students graduate on time. Students in ASAP and ACE benefit from smaller classes and high-contact advisement and receive free tuition, free books and free MetroCards.
Proposed PSC Budget Presentation—Oct. 11
Sharon Persinger, treasurer of the PSC, will discuss the proposed union budget for next year this Thursday, October 11 from 5-6 PM in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). All members are welcome.
Labor Goes to the Movies Presents: Whale Rider—Fri., Oct. 12 6:30 PM
The union’s film series will continue its exploration of the theme “Sex & Power” with a screening of Whale Rider (New Zeland/Germany, 2002) this Friday, October 12 in the PSC Union Hall, 61 Broadway, 16th floor. Pia is the eleven-year-old heroine of Whale Rider. Nothing stops her as she breaks convention to claim a birthright reserved only for male heirs. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Four dollar suggested donation. Light refreshments available. More info.