Get Involved

A union is only as strong as its members, so your voice and your presence are extremely important in all processes. Every member can take simple steps to make your union a powerful and effective vehicle to improve the conditions of our labor.

Attend chapter meetings

If you cannot make a meeting, find someone from your department who you trust to express your views and help you stay informed.

Find an area of interest

Join a chapter working group, such as International Students, or create a new one. Become a department representative, or “steward,” to connect with other members through department-specific meetings and communications.

Read your contract

The contract is the principal source of our rights on the job at CUNY. Our union is stronger when all members work to enforce the contract.

Participate in chapter activities

If the chapter is engaged in an activity—like leafleting, member surveys, petition drives, picketing—participate! We are stronger together, and these chapter activities are important for the union to do its work on your behalf. It’s your engagement that makes management listen, and move. Remember, the union is you.

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