Professional Staff Congress | 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, NYC 10006 | 212-354-1252 |212-PSC-CUNY | firstname.lastname@example.org | AFT Local #2334
The Power of a Union Contract
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.
For the main PSC bargaining unit, the union negotiates the terms of the contract with representatives of the CUNY chancellor and Board of Trustees; the union’s bargaining team is composed of members of the Executive Council. PSC also has contracts with the Research Foundation for RF employees in the Central Office, the Graduate Center, NYC College of Technology, and LaGuardia Community College. The union’s leverage is its membership, and the PSC has often waged mass membership campaigns in order to reach a fair agreement. The union’s first contract was signed only after members voted to strike, and the 2007-2010 contract was concluded only after a long campaign that mobilized thousands of members.
As a primarily public-employee union, the PSC negotiates not just with CUNY management, but within the political arena. The contract is funded by the City and the State, and both must approve the agreements we reach with CUNY. To strengthen our hand at the bargaining table, the PSC is an active participant in statewide and citywide labor coalitions, which seek to maximize the collective power of public workers as we seek to preserve and maintain the quality of essential public services.
PSC-CUNY 2007-10 Contract
PSC-CUNY Contract Salary Schedules
Click here for salary schedules in the current PSC-CUNY contract.
Research Foundation Field Unit Contract
To read the contract, click on the appropriate campus location: