The Trump administration recently announced plans to end DACA, an Obama administration program that gave qualified undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation and a work permit. Thousands of CUNY students are affected, and faculty, staff and students are organizing around the issue.
The PSC, along with NYSUT, student groups and the academic union at SUNY, United University Professions, are gearing up for an intense, short-term campaign to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo sign the bill that would guarantee funding for mandatory cost increases.
PSC Executive Council Member Lenny Dick passed away. A lifelong and tireless activist, he leaves behind a legacy of always speaking out against injustice and not being discouraged or diverted in the struggle.
In a district that went for Trump and has had Republican representatives, NYSUT member Christine Pellegrino won the race for state assembly with a more than 15-point lead.
The union responds to executive searches that lack transparency.
After union action on an infiltration of rats on the Queens campus, the situation is now under control.
Many adjunct faculty have received multiyear appointments and more job security in a pilot program under the new contract.
Several PSC chapters held elections this spring and the union welcomes new delegates in addition to new chapter chairs at John Jay and City College.
Nearly 9,000 members responded to the union's online survey conducted at the end of May. See the survey response rates.
Two filmmakers delve into the story of NYPD infiltration of a Muslim group at Brooklyn College and spark a conversation about trust on campus.