CUNY’s Reopening Plan Is a Disaster in the Making
As the City University of New York prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of students back to campus, workers say they don’t feel safe.
James Dennis HoffAugust 24, 2021
CUNY Union Passes Resolution Demanding End to All U.S. Aid to Israel
Rank-and-file activists in CUNY’s faculty and staff union fought against bureaucratic machinations to pass a resolution calling for internal discussions of BDS and demanding that Joe Biden end all aid to Israel and other countries participating in human rights violations.
Olivia WoodJune 11, 2021
Why We Are Voting Yes on the PSC CUNY’s “Resolution in Support of the Palestinian People”
On Thursday, the PSC CUNY Delegate Assembly will consider a resolution introduced by rank-and-file members of several PSC committees, that condemns the Israeli massacres in Palestine and calls for CUNY divestment from firms that support the occupation. As elected delegates of the union, we support this resolution and call on our union to go further to end U.S. aid to Israel and the occupation of Palestine.
James Dennis HoffJune 8, 2021
CUNY Students Turn Out in Support of Palestine
On Friday, May 28, students and allies demonstrated at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in solidarity with Palestine. This is just the latest manifestation of growing support for the Palestinian cause that has seen many rallies in NYC throughout the month.
Olivia WoodMay 30, 2021
CUNY Student Senate Clashes over Palestinian Rights
Today, the CUNY Student Senate is voting on two resolutions concerning antisemitism, one of which uses a definition linking it to any criticism of the state of Israel. Under this definition, students advocating for justice for the Palestinian people could be subjected to disciplinary action on the grounds of discrimination.
Olivia WoodApril 11, 2021
More Cuts at CUNY: Interview with a Grad Student Worker
Students, faculty, and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) are grappling with another series of cuts by the administration. Left Voice interviewed a graduate student worker who holds multiple part time positions at CUNY to learn more about the austerity being imposed on the university.
Left VoiceFebruary 8, 2021
The Fight of Our Lives: Why CUNY Workers Need to Be Strike Ready Now
The City University of New York is in crisis and things are only going to get worse. To protect the university and themselves, CUNY workers and other public sector employees must learn to wield the strike weapon.
James Dennis HoffDecember 19, 2020
New York Postpones Raises for Public Employees; CUNY Workers Push for a Strike
As the state and city governments try to balance the budget without raising taxes on the rich, more than 100,000 public employees in New York are being denied their contractual raises and back-pay. Workers at the City University of New York are bringing a resolution for a strike authorization vote to the table, and other public unions must do the same.
Olivia WoodNovember 14, 2020
PSC-CUNY President Finally Says the S Word
Will CUNY workers finally go on strike? With public school teachers in New York City threatening a strike of their own, PSC leadership implied last week that a possible strike is on the table. With 3,000 part time workers laid off this summer and more cuts expected, and racial capitalism ravaging the CUNY community under the pandemic, a strike is long overdue.
Olivia WoodAugust 29, 2020
CUNY Union Lawsuit Fails; Workers Need a Strike
The faculty and staff union’s request for a court injunction to reinstate 2,800 workers laid off by CUNY earlier this summer has been denied. By relying on the lawsuit instead of preparing for a strike, the union leadership has failed to protect the jobs --- and health insurance --- of its members.
Olivia WoodAugust 14, 2020