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Professional Staff Congress (PSC)

‘No Power Greater’: Solidarity and Struggle at CUNY

Adjunct faculty at CUNY have been exploited for decades, but the union leadership has done little to address the problem. A militant, rank and file strategy, grounded in solidarity, is the only winning solution.

James Dennis Hoff

September 23, 2018

PSC CUNY Kicks Off Campaign for New Contract

Over 700 CUNY workers and students mobilized today for a new contract and 7k per course for adjuncts.

Left Voice

December 6, 2017

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 Hoff

November 26, 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 Barnes

June 10, 2016