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 WoodMay 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 HoffMay 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 WoodMay 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 WoodMay 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 HoffFebruary 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-HayesNovember 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 MorrisNovember 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. BounvilleNovember 1, 2019
CUNY Reaches “Historically” Bad Contract Agreement with Faculty Union
On Wednesday, October 23, after almost two years of closed-door bargaining, the Executive Council of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (which represents both staff and faculty at the university) finally agreed to a tentative contract proposal with management. Hailed as “historic” and “transformational” by the union leadership and the University, both of which have already […]
James Dennis HoffOctober 25, 2019
The Taylor Law Can be Defeated
Passing resolutions and lobbying Albany is not enough. If we want to take back the right to strike, we will have to use it.
James Dennis HoffSeptember 25, 2019