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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

10 Reasons to Vote No on the PSC-CUNY Contract

A faculty member at CUNY Lehman College explains why the most recent contract proposed by PSC-CUNY leadership does not satisfy even the most basic demands of CUNY’s rank and file.

Stuart Chen-Hayes

November 14, 2019

[Video] Vote No to the PSC-CUNY Contract

The offer by CUNY management means more austerity for CUNY employees and a worse education for our students. Say No to this contract. CUNY adjuncts, HEOs, CLTs and full-timers deserve much better.

Luigi Morris

November 7, 2019

“The CUNY PSC Contract is an 8,600-Word Capitulation.”

A CUNY adjunct writes about why he is against the PSC's proposed contract. If you would like to write about why you are voting no, we encourage you to submit to [email protected]

Alan L. Bounville

November 1, 2019