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Call to Action!
Join us and find out how we can improve CUNY for ALL students!

Call to Action!
Join us and find out how we can improve CUNY for ALL students!

Call to Action!
Join us and find out how we can improve CUNY for ALL students!

Join PSC Members for the Kick-off in NYC, Sun., Oct. 2, 9:30 AM

Ten years ago the State Court of Appeals ordered Albany to increase funding for many school districts to comply with the state constitution’s requirement that all children receive a "sound basic education." But Albany isn’t providing the court-ordered funding, and many Black, Latino, and low-income students are still suffering from systemic neglect. The Alliance for Quality Education is walking 150 miles to Albany to demand that NYS fully fund education in every district in New York. The CUNY Rising Alliance is supporting the effort, and you can too, by walking the NYC leg of the journey or attending the kick-off event at Tweed Courthouse, Sun., Oct. 2 at 9:30 AM. Click here to sign up with AQE.

Help to Get Out the Vote for the General Election on November 8

PSC members made thousands of calls to help pro-CUNY, pro-labor candidates win in the primaries. We will do thousands more calls and take part in labor walks to win the White House and reshape the State legislature. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who made calls, did labor walks and otherwise contributed to these victories. Phone banks are scheduled every Wednesday evening between now and the November 8 General Election and other GOTV opportunities are soon to be announced. PSC members can sign up here.

NYS Legislative Primary Results

Thanks to boots-on-the-ground support from PSC members and our colleagues at NYSUT, K-16 public education allies in the state legislature like Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Members Pam Harris and Latrice Walker won their primaries in September. The victories came despite the incumbents being outspent 6:1 by New York’s pro-school-voucher Super PAC. In New York City, NYSUT/PSC-endorsed Senate candidate Robert Jackson narrowly lost in a tight three-way race, earning 29.72 % percent of the vote. Paul Newell, whom we also endorsed, lost the primary to represent Assembly District 65 in lower Manhattan. Click here to see all the primary results.

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HEOs in the new contract

Special Guests
Andrea Vasquez, HEO Chapter Chair
Iris DeLutro, Cross Campus Vice President for Cross Campus Units

RSVP for Pizza!

Unionized faculty at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University are locked out and picketing this week when they would rather be teaching. The Long Island University Faculty Federation has been bargaining in good faith with the administration at LIU since the spring. But last Friday they were informed that their health insurance will be cut off and they will no longer be paid for their work. LIU plans to redeploy administrators and has hired scabs to teach students when classes begin this week. PSC members are joining them on this picket line this Wed., Sept. 7 between 8 AM -1 PM at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues. The PSC has issued a statement in support. Click here for a fact sheet about the lockout, here for a flier and here to RSVP via the Facebook event created by the PSC chapter at the Graduate Center. You can also sign an online petition hosted by the AFT. It’s time for LIU to treat its employees with the dignity and respect they deserve by bargaining a fair contract now and ending this lockout.

 

SPRING 2017

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