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2,800+ Have Signed the Contract Campaign Petition. Add Your Name Today!
The week before Thanksgiving, the union launched a public petition to Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio calling for immediate action to enable a fair resolution of our contract. Add your name! More than 2,800 people have already signed; let’s increase that number by thousands.
PSC Voices Rise at CUNY Board Hearing
Chancellor Milliken and the CUNY Board of Trustees heard from 30 rank-and-file union members and officers Monday, November 24th , at the Board’s annual budget hearing at Baruch College. The members testified about the CUNY Budget Request for 2014-2015 and its connection to a fair PSC-CUNY contract. Together, they made the case for increased salaries at every level and offered unforgettable images of the damage unmanageable workloads can inflict on CUNY students, faculty and staff. Myriad voices representing junior and senior full-time faculty, adjuncts, professional staff, library faculty, Educational Opportunity Centers, CLIP and CUNY START testified eloquently. All the testimony will be posted at PSC-CUNY.org in the next few days. For now, check out testimony from these members:
- Andrea Vasquez, HEO, Graduate Center, on a means for eligible HEOs to "advance" in title and compensation
- Marc Edleman, Professor, Hunter College/Graduate Center, on the need for salary increases
- Marcia Newfield, Adjunct, BMCC, on the need for significant contractual salary increases for adjuncts
- Katherine Schaffer, Continuing Education Teacher, CUNY START, on the need for full-time status and full-time pay to match CUNY START teachers’ full-time work.
A draft of the University Budget Request for FY 2015-2016 is posted here. In it CUNY requests a $135.7 million increase in total funding for senior colleges and a $68.5 million increase for community colleges. More than half of the new funding would come from tuition hikes; 29% would come in the form of new State Aid and 7% would be new City Support. Investments in new full-time faculty, online education, academic advising, and the Advanced Science Research Center are proposed in the budget request, along with extra funding for programs that promote student success.
Denial of Reappointment? Know Your Rights!
Knowing your rights is a priority when facing a denial of reappointment decision. One of the most important rights you have under the PSC/CUNY contract is the right to challenge a denial of reappointment.
December 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
First Friday Meeting
December 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
Labor Goes to the Movies: An Evergreen Island & Before the Mountain Was Moved
December 12, 2014 - 6:00pm
Legislation Committee Meeting
December 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
December 18, 2014 - 6:30pm