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December 2017

Hundreds of PSC members, joined by students and other advocates, marched from the Graduate Center to the CUNY Board of Trustees hearing at Baruch College on December 4, demanding that management sit down and bargain a new contract that restores competitive pay for all positions and raises adjunct pay to $7,000 per course.

Members at the CUNY Research Foundation’s central office overwhelmingly approved a new contract with pay and leave gains.

At a December rally to kick off the contract campaign, PSC President Barbara Bowen spoke about union members' commitment to CUNY's mission and why they stick with CUNY despite the low pay.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was reelected handily. The union looks forward to challenges and opportunities in the next four years

The union has criticized a School of Professional Studies governance plan that would cut out faculty input. It could be a model for other schools.

PSC Director of Contract Enforcement Debra Bergen has helped countless PSC members through her direct and indirect advocacy over the decades. While retiring from her job, she's not retiring from her activism.

The GOP tax plan hurts PSC members at the Graduate Center

A constitutional convention in New York could have threatened unions. Old-fashioned organizing by PSC members helped defeat it.