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November 2013

Chanting “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. We reject austerity!” more than 200 PSC members greeted the first Board of Trustees meeting of the new academic year with protests inside the board meeting and on the street outside Baruch’s Vertical Campus building.

PSC bargaining unit members and retired faculty and staff who have dependents covered by their City health insurance plan now have until November 4 to submit documents showing that their dependents are eligible.

De Blasio’s main rival, Republican Joe Lhota, has addressed some CUNY issues in his policy proposals. But Lhota has given City University far less emphasis than de Blasio, despite the fact that Lhota is a CUNY trustee. In fact, Lhota’s 12 years as a trustee are not mentioned in the biography on his campaign website. SEE ALSO: Why I'm Voting for Bill de Blasio

Higher Education Officers and College Lab Technicians packed the PSC Union Hall on September 17 to air their concerns about a rigid new time-sheet system that CUNY is imposing on professional staff. SEE ALSO: If You Have a Conflict About Your Time SheetCUNY’s Unworkable New Time-Sheet Regime

The agreement was signed by PSC President Barbara Bowen and Interim Chancellor William Kelly at the PSC office on the morning of September 26. That afternoon Bowen, PSC First Vice President Steve London and City Tech President Russell Hotzler joined a festive meeting of City Tech’s PSC chapter that drew 120 faculty members.