CUNY colleges have been allocated $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funds, $891 million of which is available for institutional use. Another $634 million has been allocated to CUNY for direct student aid. Yet while CUNY has distributed $118 million in student aid, The three quarterly reports on the CUNY Budget and Finance website disclose a total of only $51 million of stimulus funds spent so far on institutional expenses.
PSC members are demanding that CUNY use the federal money now: speed up payment of our 2% raise, rehire all the adjuncts laid off last year, unfreeze job searches, resume HEO reclassifications, restore class size limits, and invest in protecting the health and safety of the CUNY community on campus.
- Send a letter to the CUNY Chancellor telling him to free the funds and allow CUNY colleges to use the stimulus money to reverse the layoffs and cuts of the past year and protect our health and safety.