CUNY Contract Struggle Could Fundamentally Transform the University
PSC-CUNY has called for a minimum salary of $7,000 per course for all faculty. Demands like this can lead to changes in the way universities are run, but the fight to win them lies in the hands of the union rank and file.
James Dennis HoffNovember 26, 2017
Cuomo’s Excelsior Plan Falls Far Short of Making CUNY Free Again
Cuomo's Excelsior Plan promises to make college free for the middle class. This is a smokescreen for a backdoor tuition hike.
Free CUNYApril 16, 2017
Combating the Neoliberal University: The Case for a Strike
Faculty and employees at CUNY--the largest city university in the country with over 500,000 students--have been without a contract for six, up to seven years. In May, members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) passed a strike authorization with a resounding 92 percent “YES” vote. The results signal workers’ willingness to fight despite New York state laws that hamper their right to strike.
Gordon BarnesJune 10, 2016