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Seventeen PSC chapters are scheduled to hold elections in the spring of 2019. They will elect chapter officers, delegates and alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly, along with representatives to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. Candidate Declaration forms are available at the PSC office and here on the PSC website. To vote in the Spring 2019 PSC elections, you must have signed a PSC membership card before December 3, 2018. Only members can vote in union elections or contract ratification votes. The deadline for filing the Candidate Declaration form is January 1, 2019. Click here for the list of chapters that will hold elections, the election rules and other deadlines.

Dear Colleagues,

Last night the PSC Executive Council adopted this statement on the horrible mass murder in the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend. We woke up to learn that there has been more anti-Semitic desecration, right here in New York. Vile and threatening graffiti was found inside a synagogue in Brooklyn. Now it becomes even more urgent for us, as union members and New Yorkers, to take care of each other and repudiate all forms of anti-Semitism and racism.

Please read and share the statement below, and join colleagues in peaceful actions to demonstrate that we will not tolerate racism or anti-Semitism in New York City, or anywhere. Labor and universities have an important role to play in this crisis.

Let’s rise to the current moment and all it demands of us.

In solidarity,
Barbara Bowen

• Tired of living in dread and ignorance about the tenure process?

• Have you been told what is required for tenure?

• Do you know who votes on your tenure?

• What role do teaching and service play in your tenure decision?

• Do you know what to do if you receive a letter of non-reappointment or if you have not had an annual evaluation?

Come to a forum hosted by the Queens College chapter of your union, the Professional Staff Congress, and have these and other questions answered by people who know


CUNY’s Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank is a pool of voluntarily donated sick leave and annual leave available for potential use as sick leave by all full-time employees at CUNY (instructional and classified) who are also donors to the bank. The Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank, which arose out of a PSC contract campaign, exemplifies worker solidarity and mutual support. It gives CUNY workers a way to offer aid to colleagues dealing with a catastrophic illness and provides a place to turn for help if they face a similar need. The open enrollment period for the Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank will be held from October 1 to October 31. Workers must donate leave in a program year to be eligible to receive leave in that year (up to 90 days). Click here for program requirements and to learn how to donate and receive leave from the bank.