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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

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December 6th SPS Labor-Management Notes

Attendees: Management: John Mogulescu, Dean; George Otte, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Washington Hernandez, Interim Associate Dean of Administration and Finance; Tracy Meade, Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation; Lia Kudless, Chief of Staff; Pat Stein, Legal Counsel and Labor Designee for SPS. PSC: Susan Fountain, Adjunct Professor, PSC Delegate; Jennifer Lee, Associate […]

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October 25 SPS Labor-Management Notes

Attendees: Management: John Mogulescu, Dean;  George Otte, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Rachel Levine, Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance. PSC: Pete Zwiebach, PSC Legal Director;  Susan Fountain, Adjunct Professor, PSC Delegate; Jennifer Lee, Associate Registrar and PSC Welfare Fund representative;  Marc Kagan, Graduate Center Chapter of the PSC; Nelly Benavides, Academic Operations […]

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Fight for 7k NOW

Dear Graduate Center Colleagues – On April 1st, Andrew Cuomo, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Carl Heastie will emerge from a backroom in Albany, and CUNY will have a budget for the next year. We have nine days left to intervene in this process. The recent email from the top officers of the union admonishing some 7k […]