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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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Resolution on White Supremacists (approved)

Adopted 9/24/18 Whereas white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and fascists have no place in the PSC, or the labor movement more generally; Whereas the PSC is an organization that fights for all members, regardless of race, and denounces racial chauvinism; Be it resolved that the GC chapter calls on the PSC—through the Delegate Assembly—to amend the PSC Constitution to ban […]

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Resolution on the Democratic Selection of Officers (amended and approved)

Adopted 9/24/18 WHEREAS positions on the Graduate Center (GC) Chapter Executive Committee (EC) of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) should be democratically elected by chapter members; WHEREAS the PSC Election Rules (VI.C.5) state that vacant offices in the chapter, other than chapter chair, delegates, and alternate delegates, are filled by an election only by the […]

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Resolution on Democratic Selection of Officers

WHEREAS positions on the Graduate Center (GC) Chapter Executive Committee (EC) of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) should be democratically elected by chapter members; WHEREAS the PSC Election Rules (VI.C.5) state that vacant offices in the chapter, other than chapter chair, delegates, and alternate delegates, are filled by an election only by the chapter EC; […]

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Resolution on White Supremacists

Whereas white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and fascists have no place in the PSC, or the labor movement more generally; Whereas the PSC is an organization that fights for all members, regardless of race, and denounces racial chauvinism; Be it resolved that the GC chapter calls on the PSC—through the Delegate Assembly—to amend the PSC Constitution to […]

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Resolution on $7k or Strike (amended and approved)

Adopted at the chapter meeting on 4/26/18   Whereas adjuncts make up 57% of the faculty at CUNY and teach 53% of classes, at an average rate of $3,500 per three-credit class with no compensation for research or advising, amounting to an annual salary of $28,000 for the same courseload as full-time professors, who make […]

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Suggested Amendments to $7k or Strike

Whereas adjuncts make up a majority of the faculty at CUNY and also teach a majority of the classes, at a starting rate of $3,200 per three-credit class with no compensation for research or advising, with average annual compensation for an adjunct lecturer teaching a full load of 8 courses of just $28,000 compared with […]

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Resolution on $7k or Strike

Edit: This is the text of the original proposal. For the amended and approved (at the April 24th chapter meeting) version you can click here. Whereas adjuncts make up 57% of the faculty at CUNY and teach 53% of classes, at an average rate of $3,500 per three-credit class with no compensation for research or advising, […]

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Resolution Against the Proposed Plan to Implement an ‘Excellency Fee’ for Masters’ Students

Adopted 11/13/17   WHEREAS, President Chase Robinson and Provost Joy Connolly have proposed a plan to effectively increase the tuition for Masters’ students at the Graduate Center by proposing a $100/credit ‘excellency fee’; and WHEREAS, Masters’ students are required to take 6-12 credits for full-time status, and most Masters’ students take at least 6 credits […]