Rank and File Action (CUNY)
CUNY Administration Cracks Down on Student and Worker-Run Food Pantry
Students and workers opened "The People's Pantry" seven weeks ago as part of a broader anti-austerity campaign at CUNY, leading to several direct confrontations with the administration.
Olivia WoodMarch 19, 2023
CUNY Students and Workers Protest Administration Visit to Israel
This week, CUNY’s Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez and several college Presidents are visiting Israel to “build bridges” with Israeli universities. We must mobilize for the liberation of Palestine, and against these efforts at whitewashing Israeli oppression.
Olivia WoodMay 1, 2022
CUNY’s Reopening Plan Is a Nightmare for Adjuncts and Students
As the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to surge, the inflexible reopening plan at the City University of New York (CUNY) has led to a wave of course cancellations and layoffs that have hit adjunct faculty and students especially hard.
A CUNY Adjunct Faculty MemberJanuary 22, 2022
Not Going Back to Brunch
Public sector workers across multiple unions gathered on Inauguration Day to send a message to the new Biden administration that we must rebuild and fully fund our schools, our hospitals, our social programs, our transit system, and our city.
David KlassenJanuary 21, 2021
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 WoodAugust 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 WoodAugust 14, 2020