Our Favorite Photos from the Contract Campaign Kick-Off
Last Monday’s Contract Campaign Kick-off was a powerful—and beautiful—event. Click here to see some of the best photos and here to see a round-up of recent media coverage of the PSC’s work, including a Chronicle of Higher Education article on how our union’s demand for $7k for adjuncts fits with the broader struggle for adjunct equity.
Teaching Load Reduction Agreement Reached
PSC has achieved an agreement with CUNY to implement a permanent reduction in the full-time faculty teaching load, to be phased in starting next fall. By Fall 2020 the contractual teaching load for professors, associate professors and assistant professors at the senior colleges will be 18 hours; and the contractual teaching load for professors, associate professors and assistant professors at the community colleges, as well as for instructors and lectures, will be 24 hours. Click here for the full announcement of the agreement.
The Republican tax bill can still be stopped.
The U.S. Congress will vote within a matter of days on a tax bill that amounts to a declaration of war on everyone but the very rich. Do not believe those who say its passage is inevitable. The Senate and House versions of the bill still have to be reconciled, and then the new bill must be passed by both houses. Dozens of PSC members are phone banking union members who live in electoral districts in other states where the Republican Congressperson could be pressed by constituents to change his or her vote and oppose the bill. You, too, can play an important role in trying to stop the bill. Start by taking the simple step of sending this letter through the AFT to Congress. Then forward the AFT letter to colleagues in other states.