Clarion Masthead

June/July 2018

PSC research has shown that for both faculty and staff, CUNY salaries have been in decline since the early 1970s when adjusted for today's dollars. CUNY can start to fix this problem at the bargaining table.

The Supreme Court case could overturn a four-decade precedent and rule that unions can no longer collect fees from non-members who they represent. For months the PSC has been engaged in a membership campaign and ready for a negative decision from the conservative majority high court.

Andrea Vásquez, PSC's new first vice president, is no stranger to the union and CUNY. Assuming leadership at a critical time, she shares her thoughts on how to build union activism.

For more than a decade, Mike Fabricant has served as a principal officer to the Professional Staff Congress. Fabricant reflects about the union's campaigns, the work to build change together and how the PSC can leverage its power to create a better CUNY.

The “maintenance of effort” bill is alive again in Albany. Is the current political climate right for enacting this crucial higher ed funding?

For months, CUNY students organized opposing controversial changes to their student activity fees. Because of student pressure from many fronts, the BOT has postponed making changes until the fall semester.

High-profile suicides in the news are a reminder that rising workloads in the academic sector pose real public and mental health concerns.

PSC members at the Research Foundation are strategizing how to win further gains down the road in an often difficult environment.