College Lab Technicians


College Laboratory Technicians are professional members of the non-teaching instructional staff at CUNY. Full-time CLT appointments (except for appointments to Substitute CLT titles) are tenure track positions under the New York State Education Law. For CLTs, tenure provides the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as it does for instructional staff members in the professorial titles at CUNY. Most CLTs have bachelor degrees, many have masters and some have PhDs. Many come to CUNY with years of experience in their field of expertise.

The duties of College Laboratory Technicians are generally described in the CUNY Bylaws as performing laboratory functions and other technical duties of a highly skilled nature. CLTs provide lecture support in the form of set-ups of equipment and demonstrations and laboratory support for experiments and for research. At higher levels in the CLT series duties may include supervisory functions and more complex technical functions in laboratories and other technical areas.

College Laboratory Technicians service a multitude of scientific and technological areas at CUNY such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Nursing, Hematology, TV/Radio, Audio/Visual, Electronics, Geology, Computers, Art, Language Arts, Performing Arts, X-ray Technology and others. CLTs provide professional service at all CUNY campuses including the Graduate Center and Central Office. The main objective is to work in partnership with teaching faculty and other staff members to provide the highest level of technological support for the education of students and for research. In essence, “CUNY’s science and technology are in our hands!”

Newsletters: Click here for back issues of the CLT newsletter, Tech to Tech from 2003 - 2009.

Know Your Rights. Download the CLT Handbook

The leadership of the CLT chapter has prepared this hand book to serve as a compendium of College Laboratory Technicians’ rights and responsibilities

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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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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.

Minutes of the College Laboratory Technicians General Meeting, Monday, April 28, 2014

College Laboratory Technicians
General Meeting Minutes
Monday, April 28, 2014

Present: 27 members
Sonia Acevedo, David Barthold, Edward Coppola, Sharif Elhakem, George Giannopoulos, Ernts
Gracia, John Graham, Orit Gruber, Amy Jeu, Okena Littlehawk, Sanni Liu, James Luhan, Keshaw Narine, Joesph Orefice, Terry Parker, Alan Pearlman, Fitz Richardson, Jocelyn Samuel, Iona Samuels, Albert Sherman, Renato Tonelli, Yuriy Zavlanov

Guests: Debra Bergen, Larry Morgan, Alberto Munoz, Sam Rasiotis