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Borough of Manhattan Community College
During the 2011-2012 academic year, our chapter’s priorities were adjunct health insurance and progressive taxation. We marched, lobbied, testified, “taught CUNY,” petitioned, and spoke out on these issues. Like other PSC chapters, we have also worked to fend off the Chancellor’s misguided “Pathways” program, and we have kept up the pressure on health and safety concerns as well. The foundation of all this work has been our campus organizing: chapter meetings, a new faculty orientation, active chapter committees, coalition work with student groups, and countless one-on-one conversations.
What do we do this year? Come to our next chapter meeting to help make plans—and to help put them into action.
BMCC Chapter Meeting
May 15, 2013
Joyce Moorman called the meeting to order shortly after 2:00pm, and introduced PSC President Barbara Bowen.
BMCC PSC Chapter Meeting
April 17, 2013
Joyce Moorman called the meeting to order a few minutes after 2pm, and the agenda was adopted.
Announcements were made regarding the PSC’s Mayoral Forum, CUNY at the Council, the Women’s Committee’s screening of Passionate Politics, and the International Committee’s appeal to support the campaign against cholera in Haiti.
2. Academic Freedom
[From the April 2013 Gadlfy.]
by Anne Friedman
BMCC PSC Chapter Meeting
March 20, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 2:15, and the agenda was adopted.
1. The PSC’s Political Strategy
PSC First Vice-President Steve London spoke about the significance of this year’s New York City elections and about the role the PSC expects to play in those elections. Given the current collective bargaining environment in the city and given the recent history of tuition increases and inadequate public funding, London argued, the PSC needs to do what it can to see that officials friendly to CUNY are elected.
THE SAFETY NET, SEQUESTRATION AND AUSTERITY POLITICS:
WHERE WE ARE HEADED. WHAT WE CAN DO.
The PSC Social Safety Net working group is pleased to invite you to our second conference which will take place on April 8, 2013 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. As the title above indicates, the focus of this event is the impact that sequestration may have on social safety net programs - Social Security, Medicare, pensions and the full range of programs that we have fought for and earned and that many retirees, children and low-income people depend upon. Featured speakers include Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute, Frances Fox Piven of the CUNY Graduate Center and Michael Zweig of SUNY Stony Brook and US Labor Against the War. They will analyze and speak to the current climate of austerity and what we can do to combat it.
In addition, Labor Arts has organized a special visual presentation about the history of the safety net.
PSC's International Committee presents:
They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back:
Resisting the Closing of Opportunity in Higher Education
Wednesday, March 6
2 - 4 PM
199 Chambers St.
A forum examining local and international resistance to corporatization of public universities, including student/faculty push back against rising tuition, student loan debt, exploitation of adjunct faculty and the tracking of students along class and race lines.