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Professional Staff Congress (PSC)

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 Voice

February 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 Hoff

December 19, 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 Wood

August 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 Wood

August 14, 2020

CUNY Rank and File Push for Strike Authorization Vote After Mass Layoffs

PSC CUNY has filed a lawsuit in response to the university’s announcement that it is laying off over 2,800 adjunct faculty and staff. However, the only way to stop the layoffs is to prepare for a strike in the fall, and PSC members are calling on union leadership to mobilize for this action. 

James Dennis Hoff

July 14, 2020

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 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