Two events coming up this week are worth your participation

Colleagues:    Two events coming up this week are worth your participation:
  • A hybrid (virtual AND live-action) rally on Monday during the Board of Trustees meeting @ Baruch, and
  • A virtual Zoom meeting of the John Jay Chapter on Thursday (during common hour) — see details & register below.
1. Our union contract expires in 18 months. By Spring 2023 the PSC aims to have enough power and capacity to win major new public investment in CUNY, pass the New Deal for CUNY, and settle a great new contract.
The Strategic Action Plan to achieve our goals will require active listening and communications about members’ needs. It will mean organizing structures that reach into every department and office, growing our membership and ranks of activists, and increasing our ability to exert power for members in the workplace and in Albany and City Hall. We’ll try to seize every available opportunity—and create new ones when possible.
The PSC and the CUNY Rising Alliance have already helped to create an opportunity. Critical parts of the New Deal for CUNY are supported in the $416 million University Budget Request for next year, including 1,075 new full-time faculty lines, opportunities for full-time conversion appointments for adjuncts, and additional full-time mental health counselors. And all of it would be funded without increasing tuition. It’s the most ambitious request we’ve seen from CUNY in years, a strong start for a campaign to remake our university and fund a great contract.
The Board of Trustees will vote on the budget request during their 4:30 PM Monday, October 25th virtual meeting. When they do, our union will be watching with 500 or more members on the virtual rally and 75 or more at the in-person demonstration. We need you with us as we demand that the Board approve the request and urge Governor Hochul and the presumptive Mayor, Eric Adams, to fully fund it.
The campaign for a great new contract and a New Deal for CUNY is in motion. Be part of the movement.
2. The John Jay Chapter of the PSC will host a meeting on zoom beginning at 1:40 on Thursday, October 28th. Please register in advance:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 28, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
See you soon!
John & Zabby