A major breakthrough in the new union contract is job security for long-serving adjuncts. Through a structure that's currently being implemented, adjuncts can now be evaluated for three-year appointments. Before this new provision, adjunct work was completely contingent without any security.
In the reportedly most shared tweet of the second debate, Moustafa Bayoumi encapsulated Donald Trump's sexism and Islamophobia in less than 140 characters.
In order to build on the progressive movements that have gained traction in recent years, left-leaning liberals should vote for Hillary Clinton for presidency. If she's elected, the progressive causes that helped secure her victory must continue to organize and hold her accountable.
CUNY's American Social History Project celebrates 35 years of documenting history through the eyes of working people.
There's a mistaken belief that raises for PSC members must always be funded by tuition hikes. CUNY faculty, staff and students are working to dispel that myth and ensure that contractual raises should not come at the expense of keeping CUNY affordable.
In an effort to increase youth voter turnout, PSC members at Hostos held a "talk, text and vote," where students talked to others about the upcoming elections.
Building on the last contract fight, a city-wide coalition has put forth an agenda to keep CUNY affordable and robust with a full-time faculty.
After union pressure, CUNY announced the dates for higher salary rates and ratification bonuses that were negotiated in the recently-ratified contract. Bonuses were paid to employees receiving state paychecks (senior colleges and graduate schools) on October 13 and to employees receiving city paychecks (community colleges) on October 21. Higher salary rates and retroactive pay will go into effect no later than January.
For members with questions/problems, the first step the union recommends is that members contact those responsible for payroll in their college HR Office for an explanation of what was paid or not. If members believe there is a problem, then they should contact the PSC Office armed with responses from HR.
CUNY Rising, a coalition of the PSC and other community and student allies, has issued a student bill of rights, which envisions what every student is entitled to at New York City's public colleges.
The union is moving forward on a major gain in the new contract for HEOs by helping create labor-managment committees where reclassification and assignment differential requests will be awarded.