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A breakout session at Junior Faculty Professional Development Day, 2010

Become a union member!

Join the union! Every member who joins increases our collective strength. By joining the union you become able to participate in the active life of the PSC. You gain the right to vote in union elections and contract ratification, to run for a union leadership position, and to have a formal role in the policy and direction of your union.

You can check whether you’re already a member or receive a PSC membership application card by calling the PSC membership department (212-354-1252). Or click here to request an application card; it takes less than 60 seconds to complete the online form.

Keep Posted!

Find out what is happening in your chapter and across the university. The PSC maintains a comprehensive calendar of chapter and union-wide events. Click here to check out the calendar.

Salary scales:

Click here for salary schedules for the PSC-CUNY contract and the Research Foundation contracts.

Know your rights:

The contract is the primary source of your rights on the job. It covers a broad range of rights, benefits and working conditions: salaries, workload, leaves and holidays, due process rights, reassigned time for research, and health and pension benefits. Learn more about the contract and how to protect your rights.

Know your benefits:

The benefits PSC members receive—from healthcare and pension benefits to professional development grants to disability and death benefits—are paid for by contributions from our employer, CUNY. Those contributions are negotiated during bargaining as part of members’ compensation.

In addition, full-time employees receive a series of supplemental benefits through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund, ranging from dental care to optical benefits and more.

Finally, there are a wide range of supplemental benefits available through the PSC and it affiliates.

Click here to go to the benefits section of the website.

Junior Faculty Project:

Over the past year and a half junior faculty committees have met at both the central union office and at individual colleges to strategize ways that they can improve their own working lives and that of other junior faculty at CUNY. Find out more.