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Notes from 3-12-20 COVID19 Meeting with GC Management

Please see this PDF of the meeting we had with President Muyskens: Muyskens coronavirus meeting If you have questions or concerns please contact chapter chair Luke Elliott-Negri. Stay safe, everyone.

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Notes from Emergency Budget Meeting on 1-27-20

In response to Interim President Muyksen’s January 9th email about budget freezes and cuts at the Graduate Center, the PSC chapter called an emergency meeting on the first day of the semester. The Skylight room was packed, and President Muyskens attended the second half to answer questions. Below is a summary of the meeting and some […]

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Spring 2020 Tuition Remission for Doctoral Employees

Starting this spring, the new union contract provides tuition relief to all doctoral students who are employed in a PSC-represented title for four additional semesters beyond their fifth year of study. There is a very quick turnaround between ratification and implementation, so we need to be vigilant that people are not receiving incorrect bills! If you […]

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Resolution on Strike Authorization Campaign Now! (amended and approved)

Adopted at the chapter meeting on 9/11/19 STRIKE AUTHORIZATION CAMPAIGN NOW!  Whereas: the PSC’s contract campaign has so far failed to yield positive results, and CUNY’s Board of Trustees has used our bargaining demands as a pretext for approving a $200/year tuition increase for CUNY undergraduate students at the four-year colleges;  Whereas: without a credible […]

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Resolution on Strike Authorization Campaign Now!

STRIKE AUTHORIZATION CAMPAIGN NOW!  Whereas: the PSC’s contract campaign has so far failed to yield positive results, and CUNY’s Board of Trustees has used our bargaining demands as a pretext for approving a $200/year tuition increase for CUNY undergraduate students at the four-year colleges;  Whereas: without a credible threat of a strike, PSC members have […]

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PSC Letter Regarding the Lack of AC on Friday, 8/30/19

Debbie Bell, Executive Director of the PSC, sent the following to Interim President Muyskens on 8/28/19:   President Muyskens: Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing CUNY instructional staff and Research Foundation employees at the Graduate Center, has received dozens of emails and phone calls from members about the plan to turn off air conditioning […]

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First Chapter Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year

Mark your calendar for September 11th, 12:30pm, the date of our first chapter meeting of the new school year! We’ll be meeting in the Skylight room on the 9th floor of The Graduate Center. All GC, ASRC, SPS, SLU, J-School, Public Health, Macaulay workers are welcome. Please RSVP to Sam so we can order the […]

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Border Camps

We have all been watching in horror as the reports from the U.S.-Mexico border roll in: children locked in overcrowded cages, literally – literally – wallowing in their own filth. Torture. Sickness. Death. This horror is unfolding at the same time that President Trump is holding hate rallies, leading directly to death threats against elected officials. Thankfully, people are also […]

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What a union is

Dear Graduate Center Colleagues – This semester the Graduate Center wrote checks to approximately a dozen graduate employees in the Math department for more than $1,000 each. This outcome was the product of several years of chapter building, and the hard work of many individuals. At least once in the past, GC management has reduced […]

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G.A. Summer Agreement

Below are copies of the letters from Human Resources that Graduate Assistants recently received. They outline the ability of G.A.s to adjunct over the summer. Graduate Assistants – Summer 2019 Assignments Summer 2019 GA Memorandum