From the Chairs

emailed to JJC Chapter 10/12/2023

Dear Colleagues,

If you already get it – simply follow this link and sign up.  A recap of our chapter meeting yesterday and links to bargaining updates are at the end.

Our push for our contract demands is a political one, with the idea being that we demonstrate our unity by showing up. The CUNY Trustees are our focus first. There are three times you can  show up next week in Manhattan’s Week of Action to demand a good contract, beginning with  signing up by noon tomorrow if you will testify, including by reading a statement by others.  Secure the option of testifying by emailing directly to  (More details at the very end.)

Our week is Monday 10/16 – building for Trustees’ attention and Red for Ed Thursday 10/19:

Monday 12 noon-1pm – Participate in our phone zap demonstration by zoom, calling CUNY targets and voicing your need for a strong new contract. Register now to join by zoom to get  your instructions.

Monday afternoon, 4:30pm, leaving from John Jay 3:40pm.  Board of Trustees Hearing, Marian Anderson Hall, 129 Convent Avenue, City College (@. If you’re angry and have complaints, like about pay in the face of all the inflation we’ve endured, that’s a great reason to speak up.  Here is the link for signing up for Monday and other ways of showing our power.  Those travelling with me, Zabby, can meet at the foot of the escalators in Haaren Hall at 3:40 pm.  In advance of that, come to 1.109 NB during community hour to paint / mark signs to bring with us.  If you cannot come, we will accept any written testimony you would like submitted to the Trustees. Questions, please call or text 646 872-0863.

Thursday 10/19 1:45pmand all day,  We will wear Red for Ed and rally together on the steps on 10th Avenue at 1:45 to make ourselves seen and heard publicly (if it’s raining, meet in the atrium by the statue of John Jay). You may have seen that day is also when John Jay is acknowledging the fight against Domestic Violence – plan now to wear purple and red.

At our chapter meeting yesterday our conversations were nuanced and revealing on the issues of guns on campus, the absence of raises with promotion, and a lack of administrative flexibility and support for both retaining adjuncts and providing classes for new fulltime lecturers.

The latest update about bargaining is right here.  Get oriented on Zoom (next options are Mon 10/23 12:30-1:30pm and Mon 11/6 6:30-7:30pm)  and attend the next session. That is another way to show up and show you are serious about a contract.

In Solidarity,


(Wishing your copy included all the RED that I put here.)

Co-Chair John Jay Chapter, PSC

@johnjayPSC – twitter

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Gayle M. Horwitz, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor & Secretary of the Board Notified the following:

Date: Monday, October 16, 2023 (jointly with the Public Hearing)

TIME: 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: The City College of New York, Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theatre, 129 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10027

PURPOSE: The purpose of the City University of New York Board of Trustees’ Borough Hearings is to receive testimony and statements from concerned individuals about University issues.

IN ORDER TO REGISTER TO SPEAK: Persons wishing to speak are asked to please notify the Office of the Secretary via email at prior to noon on Friday, October 13, 2023.Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes. No substitution of speakers will be permitted. Written statements are recommended. Statements may be any length and submitted in advance to