Because of years of organizing, the union was able to break a 30-year stalemate on teaching loads. Sustained union pressure is needed to ensure that the agreement is implemented properly.
The state's allocation to CUNY was only nominally increased by four percent, but the budget also included pro-labor measures that would help organizing efforts at public unions.
Renée Lasher has been helping faculty and staff with their grievances for several years. Now she takes the helm as the PSC's director of contract enforcement.
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Nearly 100 PSC activists descended on the state capital to build support for the additional funding that will be needed to raise adjunct pay to $7,000 per course. "Wage justice for CUNY adjuncts, educational justice for CUNY students," they demanded at meetings and at a rally at the capital's million dollar staircase.
Voting for the election for the PSC Officers and Executive Board, as well as the delegates to the NYSUT and AAUP Conventions, will take place beginning on April 2 when the ballots are mailed and will continue until April 27. The ballots will be counted on April 30.
A quick look at the “Brokelyn College” Instagram account shows broken desks, broken toilets, broken sinks, broken water fountains, peeling paint, exposed wiring, vermin and crumbling walkways, ceilings and walls.
PSC members are pushing the city and state for full funding for higher education, including for ‘$7K’ for adjuncts.
The PSC held a lively forum about a controversial proposal at the School of Professional Studies that could threaten faculty governance.