News & Events
Late-Night Bus to Washington D.C., Sunday/Monday, February 25 - 26
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the most dangerous anti-worker case in a generation, working people are taking a stand. Thousands of union members from across the state will take to the streets at 11 a.m. this Saturday, February 24 in Foley Square in Manhattan for a mass demonstration in defense of all working people. We need you in the PSC contingent!
Sign up here to join your PSC colleagues at Foley Square this Saturday. When you do, you will be taking a stand for your own union, your own rights, and for the rights—and needs—of all working people. Our power as workers has always come from mass action: Saturday will give us a chance to make that power visible. The Supreme Court may decide against us in the Janus v. AFSCME case, but it cannot strip us of the power we have when we take a stand together.
Join UFS Chair Katherine Conway, PSC chapter chairs Alia Tyner-Mullings (Guttman CC) and Luke Elliott-Negri (GC), adjunct faculty from CUNY's School of Professional Studies, and PSC President Barbara Bowen for a forum: "Faculty Governance Under Attack at CUNY" on Wednesday, February 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The forum will examine the draft governance document for the CUNY School of Professional Studies--and the threat it represents to faculty governance throughout CUNY. We will also hear from faculty at Guttman Community College, who struggled to revise their governance document and ensure an active faculty role. Together we will probe the implications for academic freedom and professional autonomy at CUNY, and we will discuss what we can do together to protect academic integrity. Please come, invite your colleagues, and distribute the flyer.
Join us on Wednesday February 7, 6 - 8 pm in the Segal Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center, 34th St. and 5th Ave.
Spring 2018 Adjunct Pay Dates
For the Spring 2018 semester, teaching adjuncts are scheduled to be paid on eight successive pay dates at two-week intervals. At the senior colleges, the first pay date will be Feb. 15 and the last pay date will be May 24. At most community colleges, the first pay date will be Feb. 9 and the last pay date will be May 18. Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC and Guttman CC operate on a different academic calendar with different pay dates.
Call for Participants: Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop
on Caregiving at CUNY
Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59pm.
PSC-CUNY is proud to co-sponsor a free 12-week playwriting and performance workshop, TheaterWorks! on Caregiving at CUNY, a collaboration with the Labor of Care Archive from the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Working Theater. The workshop is open to CUNY faculty and staff who are PSC/CUNY or DC37 members involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life and work. The workshop is organized by CCNY PSC Chapter Secretary and Delegate Kathy McDonald. The application deadline is Friday, February 2nd, 11:59PM. Click here for more information.
Media Coverage (December 2017)
Associate Press Video of the #GOPTaxScam protest ran on outlets throughout the U.S.: USA Today, MSN, USA Today, Chron, Xfinity, New Jersey News 12, Hartford City News, World News Today, The News-Gazette
- The Chief: GOP’s Reverse Robin Hood
- The Chief: Union Protesters Call Passage of GOP Tax Plan a ‘War’ on Ordinary People (paywall)
- NY Daily News: Protest targeting GOP tax bill at New York Stock Exchange leads to 15 arrests
- The Indypendent: Trump’s Tax Heist for the Rich
- NYC Patch: NYC Rally Against GOP Tax Bill Ends In Arrests
- City & State NY: "Kill this bill": Protesters rally in vain against congressional tax plan
- Fox 5: New York lawmaker takes part in 'die-in' over tax plan
- Eyewitness News: Video coverage of tax-cut protest
- Capital Tonight: Cuomo Vetoes MOE For SUNY And CUNY
- SocialistWorker.org: Raising our voices against the tax-cut heist
- The Chief: CUNY Shrinks Teaching Load for Full-Time Profs (paywall)
- Amsterdam News: PSC-CUNY/CUNY deal restructures full-time faculty workload
- Inside Higher Ed: CUNY Faculty Sees Teaching Load Reduction
- Chronicle of Higher Education: What's a Fair Wage for Adjuncts?
- Grist: New York City’s watchdog sets her sights on climate change
- Kings County Politics: Evers’ Adjuncts Come to Aid of CUNY Faculty
- Manhattan Times: New contract call at CUNY
- NY Daily News: Rai$ing hell in CUNY protest
- The Excelsior: Q&A with James Davis, PSC Chair, in Wake of CUNY Contract Negotiations
- AFT Voices: Saving the rainforest with the power of (our) money
- The Campus: CUNY Faculty Members Demand Higher Wages from Administration
- Labor Press: After 6-Year Contract Fight, CUNY Faculty & Staff Are Battling Again
- Spectrum Noticias NY 1: EXIGEN MEJORES SALARIOS PARA TRABAJADORES EN UNIVERSIDADES DE CUNY
- NY 1: CUNY professors to march in Manhattan ahead of contract talks
- NY Daily News: CUNY professors to march in Manhattan ahead of contract talks
Media Coverage (November 2017)
- Amsterdam News: CUNY’s faculty union tells trustees ‘ensure student success’ by offering faculty a better contract
- NYC Patch: NYC's Public Pensions Should Dump Fossil Fuels, Activists Say
- Washington Square News: Community Gathers to Protest Closure of DNAinfo and Gothamist
- Workers World: Climate activists denounce hurricane devastation>