Next Monday, October 22, is your chance! The Board of Trustees hearing next Monday is the opportunity to tell the CUNY trustees what you think they should demand in the next CUNY budget.
Do you think it’s time for a raise?
Do you want the trustees to get the teaching load reduction fully funded?
Do you want the trustees to include enough money in their budget request to pay adjuncts a fair wage?
Do you think the trustees should take a public stand against the State government’s practice of not funding new contracts?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should make your voice heard next Monday afternoon, October 22. The hearing will take place at Baruch College, starting at 4:30 p.m. You must be signed up in advance in order to testify, and you will have a maximum of three minutes to tell your story or deliver your message. Email Ida Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and PSC staff will sign you up and provide you with details.
PSC chapters are collecting signatures on local petitions urging the presidents of their colleges to publicly support fair adjunct faculty pay of $7000 per course and increased salaries for all CUNY faculty and staff. Just as important, the petitions urge the college presidents to push for a CUNY budget request that includes public funds to support the union’s contract demands. The current collective bargaining agreement is not sufficiently funded by the State. As a result, colleges have been forced to cannibalize academic budgets to help cover the costs. Seven chapters have their petitions posted online. Click here to add your name to the petition for your campus.