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BMCC is Teaching CUNY!

Between now and the end of November, BMCC faculty will devote some class time to helping our students understand the policy and funding decisions that set the context for their educations. Interested in participating? Here's a sample lesson plan.

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In addition please attend, and invite your students to attend, a faculty-student teach-in on Wednesday, October 21 (2-4pm, N452) at which we’ll discuss the history of tuition and public funding for CUNY, the relevance to students of the PSC’s contract campaign, and some steps—including and beyond the postcard campaign—to work together for a better CUNY.

As always, stay in touch with our chapter activities and newsletter, The Gadfly, at:

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Milliken Gets a Wake-Up Call

By Shomial Ahmad and Adele M. Stan

Nearly 1,000 people turned out for a protest outside of Chancellor Milliken's luxury apartment. The spirited crowd made it known that the Chancellor must do more in order to work toward a fair contract. See also: Keep Fighting For Your Contract * Members Take Action, Make Plans

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Keep Fighting for Your Contract!

By PSC Staff

The spirited October protest outside of Chancellor Milliken's home got the attention of CUNY management, but more concerted action is needed to win a contract worthy of our work. Find out about planned union-wide events and meetings at your campus.

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WTC Questions Linger at BMCC

By Shomial Ahmad

One BMCC faculty member's health worsened in the years after the 9/11 attacks. In the months following the tragic day, she worked blocks away from the Ground Zero, breathing in the toxic air.

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Governor Cuomo, Help CUNY Now

By Jessica Siegel

Contrary to glowing headlines on the value of a CUNY education, the state has steadily disinvested in higher education over the past quarter century. This critical lack of funding affects learning conditions.

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Is Phased Retirement for You?

By Clarion Staff

Phased retirement is a less abrupt way to transition in retirement. Find out how this union negotiated benefit works.

November 19th Chapter Meeting, 2014

1. Barbara Bowen began Barbara began by congratulating us on our Press the Presidents event, which we held instead of out October Chapter Meeting, to urge our BMCC President to support us in our efforts to get a new contract.