The CUNY Board, the Governor and the Mayor will make their first assessment of how important the PSC’s contract agenda is in this round based in part on the strength of our Dec 4 demonstration. You can help show them we’re serious about winning our demands by volunteering an hour during our "Phone Bank Party" on December 1. We'll be making calls between 12-7 PM to turn folks out for the December 4 Contract Rally.
Please bring a tablet or notebook computer if you have one.
The Senate votes next week on a tax plan that is a massive giveaway to the rich and big corporations. Call your U.S. Senators now at (202) 224-3121. When the switchboard answers, press 1 for the Senate and enter your zip code. In New York, please call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand even though they oppose the tax bill. It’s important to call and strengthen their position. Please make two calls.
The Senate bill would eliminate personal deductions for state and local taxes, student debt interest, and home mortgage interest. It would lead to huge shortfalls in state budgets—which could lead to big cuts in funding for CUNY. And see this article in the Atlantic about the "Republican War on College" to learn about provisions of the bill that would be especially punishing for our members.