Class size is on the rise across CUNY despite the fact that remote learning requires more work and individualized attention. Instructors and students agree: bigger classes adversely affect the learning environment. In an effort to slash college budgets as the State is holding back 20% of CUNY funding because of the Coronavirus Recession, colleges have laid off adjunct instructors, merged classes and increased class size caps.
The PSC is demanding that CUNY bargain over the impact of class size increases during the pandemic and has filed grievances at every CUNY college to fight back against the increase in class size.
Our union needs you to join the campaign to build the power to resist budget cuts, layoffs, increased workload and class size, and unsafe working conditions. In order to reach every PSC member by the start of next semester, we need at least 1,000 activists across CUNY (an average of 50 per campus) making calls and doing outreach.