After union pressure, CUNY announced the dates for higher salary rates and ratification bonuses that were negotiated in the recently-ratified contract. Bonuses were paid to employees receiving state paychecks (senior colleges and graduate schools) on October 13 and to employees receiving city paychecks (community colleges) on October 21. Higher salary rates and retroactive pay will go into effect no later than January.
For members with questions/problems, the first step the union recommends is that members contact those responsible for payroll in their college HR Office for an explanation of what was paid or not. If members believe there is a problem, then they should contact the PSC Office armed with responses from HR.
The PSC Delegate Assembly (DA) has passed a resolution calling on the CUNY administration, the City and State to treat all accusations of discrimination seriously and equally, and to affirm its support for freedom of speech and assembly for all faculty, staff, and students at CUNY. The resolution reaffirms the union’s unequivocal condemnation of all forms of systemic discrimination. It also states that the PSC opposes any attempt to deny public funding to CUNY based on the constitutionally protected speech or actions of its students, faculty and staff.
Do Your Part to Help Win this Election
Does this presidential election have you fearful about the future of our country? Did the debates have you on the edge of your seat? Are you following the latest news about corruption in Albany? Are you still angry about last year’s bruising state budget fight, when we fought off a proposed $485-million cut to CUNY’s state funding in the midst of our contract campaign? If so, then it’s time to do more than vote. It’s time to GOTV—get out the vote.
We need PSC members to help identify and turn out union voters who support Hillary Clinton and the PSC’s other priority candidates for Congress and the State Legislature. Phone banks are scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 and Wednesday, November 2 and the union will coordinate a final round of daily turn-out calls Friday, November 4 through Monday, November 7. You can make calls from the PSC office or from home during the weeknight phone banks. On weekends, volunteers will place calls from home. To make calls from home, you need a phone and a computer with an internet connection, and you must pre-register with the union.