The PSC welcomes Albany’s focus on free tuition. But affordability won’t be meaningful without new investment in quality education. Students like Fatime Uruci of John Jay College are making the most of their CUNY opportunity. But CUNY needs 4,000 more full-time faculty and funding to support its 12,000 adjunct faculty. This is the year to invest more in CUNY classrooms so students like Fatime can realize their dreams.
The consequences of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Collins Amendment would be disastrous. The AHCA isn’t a healthcare plan—it’s a massive giveaway to insurance companies and those at the top. The Collins’ amendment would shift a portion of Medicaid costs now borne by counties to the state budget, blasting a $2.3 billion hole in New York’s budget. The bill and the amendment will leave millions without coverage and threaten public schools, colleges and other public services to deep cuts. Write your representatives today. Use this e-letter from the AFT to urge them to vote NO.
For years, CLIP and CUNY Start teachers have been advocating for their work to be recognized as more than "part-time." Thanks to their organizing, the instructors now have full-time status with some added job security that comes with that status.