Last night the union’s elected delegates overwhelmingly approved a new bargaining agenda. I will now send a formal request to CUNY management to begin the next round of collective bargaining. The PSC is ready to begin immediately, and we will call on CUNY to start before the end of our current contract on November 30.
The single most important thing you can do right now to build the power we will need for this round of bargaining is to sign the PSC’s new membership card, if you haven’t signed already. The Trump Supreme Court is about to decide a case that is designed to destroy the strength of public-sector unions like the PSC. The case aims to crush American unions and strip us of the power to win higher salaries and better working conditions.
CUNY’s Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank is a pool of voluntarily donated sick leave and annual leave available for potential use as sick leave by all full-time employees at CUNY (instructional and classified) who are also donors to the bank. The Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank, which arose out of a PSC contract campaign, exemplifies worker solidarity and mutual support. It gives CUNY workers a way to offer aid to colleagues dealing with a catastrophic illness and provides a place to turn for help if they face a similar need. The open enrollment period for the Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank will be held from October 1 to October 31. Workers must donate leave in a program year to be eligible to receive leave in that year (up to 90 days). Click here for program requirements and to learn how to donate and receive leave from the bank.