Rally

Rally for Adjunct Faculty and All Low-Wage Workers

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:00 to 19:00

Rally for Adjunct Faculty and All Low-Wage Workers—Wed., Apr. 15

PSC members will be part of the action on Wednesday, April 15, when low-wage workers throughout the country demonstrate and rally to demand fair wages and union rights. The day of action is part of the massive Fight for $15 campaign. Here in NYC, fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, child care workers, adjunct professors, home care providers, college students, airport workers, and others will mobilize at different sites. The PSC will participate in the rally at Columbia University, where student workers, adjunct faculty and their allies will gather at 116th and Broadway at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 15 to demand better pay and better treatment from the Academy before marching to protest at a nearby McDonald's. To stay up-to-date on planned actions in NYC, register here.

Emergency Contract Protest

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:30 to 19:00

The PSC has called for an emergency protest next Tuesday, March 31, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM to demand that the CUNY administration move on the union’s contract demands.

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After nine months of bargaining, we have had no acceptable movement on the contract, on either economic or non-economic demands.

We will gather at Hunter College on 68th and Lexington Avenue; then we will march through the Upper East Side neighborhood that is home to many of the proponents of austerity for workers and privatization of public colleges, such as David Koch, the ultra-right anti-union financier. The neighborhood is also home to CUNY’s chancellor J. B. Milliken.

RSVP here to let us know you will be there.

Selma Is Everywhere March

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:30 to 13:00

March To Honor the History of the Civil Rights Movement and Build Its Future

PSC members will join the “Selma is Everywhere” march across the Brooklyn Bridge this Sat. to mark the 50th anniversary of the first march for civil rights from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital of Montgomery. Sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the event will memorialize the famous crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and reaffirm our shared commitment to civil rights, racial equality and progressive reform. Marchers will gather at 10:30 AM, Sat., Mar. 7 on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. To find the PSC contingent, look for the white and red PSC signs and PSC Secretary Arthurine DeSola. (Email dbrill@pscmail.org to let us know you’ll be there.) A press conference at 11:00 AM will be followed by step-off for the march at 11:30 AM. Brooklyn Borough Hall is the destination of the march. When we get there, we will gather to watch President Barack Obama’s address to the nation from Selma.

Moral Monday Vigil for Public Education

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:00 to 13:30

Moral Monday Vigil for Public Education—Mon., Feb. 23
Teachers, parents, professors and education workers from across the city will gather for a vigil outside Gov. Cuomo’s NYC office (633 3rd Ave. between 41st and 42nd) on Mon., Feb. 23 at 12:00 noon. This latest Moral Monday demonstration is to demand a State budget that represents fairness, equity and justice for our public schools. Join clergy of all faiths and community activists as they call on lawmakers to fully fund our schools, halt the expansion of charter schools and not divert any money to private institutions. Download a flier.

Contract Action at Board of Trustees Brooklyn Borough Hearing

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:00 to 19:00

Your next chance to show collective support for the union’s contract demands is Tues., Feb. 17, when the CUNY Board holds a public hearing in the Courtroom at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, at 5:00 PM. Be there to testify, or just come in support of a loud and visible union presence. We’ll be in the room and outside it distributing fliers to the public. If you sent an email to the Chancellor as part of last week’s Virtual Mass Action, reading that email aloud would make for a powerful testimonial. Please let us know if you plan to attend as a speaker or a leafletter. Speakers must pre-register by 5:00 PM Fri., Feb. 13; we will help you to sign up. Send a message to dbrill@pscmail.org to tell us you’ll be there, and let us know if you plan to testify and need to be registered.

Low-Wage Workers Rally—Dec. 4

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:30 to 13:00

On Dec. 4, fast food workers in at least 150 cities nationwide will walk off the job demanding $15 per hour and the right to form a union. Fast food workers and other low-wage workers from New York City will rally at 11:30 AM this Thurs., Dec. 4 at City Hall to demand that State leaders in Albany take action to improve the pay of low-wage workers. CUNY’s contingent faculty have become visible in the struggle in our city for fair pay and economic justice. Come to the rally to show your support for your CUNY colleagues and to act in solidarity with all struggling workers. Download a flier here. Follow #RaiseUpNY for updates on Twitter.

Contract Demonstration at CUNY Board of Trustees Meeting

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:30 to 17:30

We have waited long enough for the CUNY Board of Trustees to put an economic offer on the table. It's time to demonstrate to the Board and the University Administration that we need a good contract now.

On Monday, September 29, the union will organize a mass demonstration to deliver a simple message to the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Milliken: CUNY Needs a Raise! We will assemble at 3:30 on Monday, September 29, at Baruch College Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Ave.), where the CUNY Board meets. If a good contract is important to you, then you should be there. Fill out this form to confirm that you will join us and download this flier to help spread the word.

People's Climate March

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:30 to 14:00

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With world leaders watching and the future of the planet on the line, tens of thousands of marchers from 1,400+ organizations will join in a powerful demonstration in New York City during the U.N. summit on the climate crisis. Part of a global mobilization, it’s a chance to demand a planet safe from the ravages of climate change and to bend the course of history toward global climate justice. CUNY faculty, staff and students will be there in force. March with us in the People’s Climate March.

PSC marchers will convene at Broadway and W. 56th Street and Broadway at 10:30 am. [Note: this meeting place is a change from the originally announced location.]

May Day Rally

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:00

March for a New Contract on May Day—Thurs., May 1

Labor unions have joined forces with immigrants’ rights groups to organize a powerful, inclusive May Day event on Thursday, May 1. There is always good reason to celebrate grassroots labor action, but there is added urgency this year because of the 152 City contracts with public employee unions—including the PSC contract—that have still not been settled. This year’s march starts with a rally at City Hall. PSC members and allies will meet Thursday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Broadway and Chambers Street. Sign up here.

The march and rally will pay special attention to low-wage workers, many of whom have been courageously organizing at car-washes and fast-food outlets across the city. Shamefully, academia also has a large share of low-wage workers, especially adjuncts and other contingent employees. PSC is urging adjuncts and other low-wage academic workers from across the city and state to march with our union. Please invite your colleagues from other colleges, and welcome adjuncts and allies who march with us. Together with colleagues from UUP, our sister union at SUNY, the PSC is highlighting a national mobilization to lift the minimum payment for adjuncts teaching a course to $5,000—MayDay$5K. Come and show your support. Download the May Day $5K flier and the general May Day flier.

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