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CUNY Cuts One Quarter of Part-Time Instructional Staff, Hundreds Lose Health Insurance

After weeks of uncertainty, CUNY has finally confirmed how many part-time workers will lose their health insurance this fall due to layoffs and reductions in hours and is expected to announce the number of total layoffs in the coming days. The Professional Staff Congress must build a strike to protect its most vulnerable members.

Olivia Wood

July 1, 2020

CUNY Union Calls to Kick Cops out of the AFL-CIO

On Thursday, the PSC CUNY joined the chorus of unions calling to kick cops out of the labor movement.

James Dennis Hoff

June 29, 2020

Hundreds of CUNY Adjuncts to be Fired and Lose Health Insurance: Interview with Laid-off Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies

Adjunct faculty at CUNY have been exploited for decades and now, in the midst of the pandemic, they are facing mass layoffs. We spoke to one such adjunct, Sami Disu, about the university’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and how they are fighting back.

Left Voice

May 26, 2020

CUNY Faculty Organize Against Layoffs and Tuition Hikes

CUNY faculty are facing mass layoffs and the rank and file are fighting back. Below we share a list of demands written by the group Rank and File Action, CUNY, which is building a campaign to withhold spring grades in protest.  

Left Voice

May 25, 2020

CUNY Union Bureaucracy Silences Members

Faculty at the City University of New York are facing massive layoffs in the fall, but the PSC CUNY union that represents them has so far done little to resist, choosing instead to silence many of its most active and engaged members.

Olivia Wood

May 23, 2020

CUNY Faculty On Verge of Wildcat Strike

After several hundred adjuncts were laid off at John Jay College, CUNY faculty --- rank and file members of the PSC --- have organized a wildcat strike to withhold spring grades. 

James Dennis Hoff

May 19, 2020

CUNY Administration Lays Off Hundreds of Faculty

The City University of New York is threatening to lay off potentially thousands of faculty, but the rank and file are fighting back.

Olivia Wood

May 16, 2020

Universities Plan to Sacrifice Student and Employee Health for Fall Tuition Checks

After a spring semester hastily moved online, higher education is now hedging their bets on what to do for the fall. With money the top priority for administrators, students and employees need to fight harder than ever to protect their safety and livelihoods as COVID-19 cases in the United States continue to climb.

Olivia Wood

May 4, 2020

Rank-and-File Rebellion at CUNY

The “$7K or Strike” demand aims to double the wages of exploited adjunct faculty. Such a radical demand requires radical action, but the union leadership is standing in the way.

James Dennis Hoff

February 23, 2020