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CUNY Alumni Speak Up for Faculty in PSC’s Latest Radio Ad
The PSC is launching a new series of radio ads to support the contract campaign. In the ads, CUNY alumni speak about the professors who mentored them and the union warns that the University’s low pay is making it harder for CUNY to attract and keep the faculty students need. Ads playing in Albany this week feature Tatesha Clark, a teacher who graduated from Brooklyn College, and Dr. Mirkeya Capellan, an IT expert whose path to success progressed from Hostos Community College to Hunter College to a PhD and a job at a fortune 500 company. New ads with other CUNY graduates will join the rotation over the following two weeks, as the union’s ad buy expands to networks in New York City and Albany.
Help Win a Fair Contract: Sign up for NYC-Based Lobby Visits
There is still time in this legislative session for the State Legislature to fund a PSC-CUNY contract with retroactive pay. And there is still time for CUNY allies on the City Council to add their political support to our contract fight. But lawmakers at the city and state level need to know that the contract is a priority for their constituents, and they need to understand how five years without a PSC-CUNY contract hurts the CUNY students who live in their districts. You can help them understand by joining your PSC colleagues at visits to NYC district offices being scheduled with City and State lawmakers throughout the months of May and June. To get involved, email your name and address to Amanda Magalhaes (email@example.com), and tell her what times you’re available on Fridays in May and June.
Has your department missed out on a promising new faculty recruit because of CUNY’s uncompetitive pay? Have talented colleagues left CUNY for higher paid positions or lower-cost cities? Are you thinking seriously about leaving because your CUNY salary hasn’t kept up with the City’s sky-high cost of living? What will it mean for your department if you go or if you lose another colleague? Answer these questions and share the rest of your story here. Anecdotal information collected via this form will be used to help the contract campaign. The web form is not anonymous (we need to be able to follow up), but the union won’t publish or share stories with personally identifying information without your permission.