negotiations

News

Union urge CUNY for new contract

The Professional Staff Congress increased pressure on CUNY in past month for a new contract and intended to continue with its strategy. On Nov. 4, the PSC, the union representing more than 25,000 faculty and staff in CUNY, demonstrated in front of CUNY’s central office. Fifty-three members sat in front of the building’s door and, […]

Read More
News

PSC meeting details upcoming actions

The Professional Staff Congress held a mass meeting Nov. 19 at The Cooper Union about current contract negotiations and its plans for the next few months. CUNY professors and staff are working without a contract since 2010. The PSC, which represents more than 25,000 members, is negotiating with CUNY to obtain one. Over the past […]

Read More
News

CUNY union considering strike as contract talks stall

The Professional Staff Congress may use a tactic never used in the history of the union—the strike. While the union told its members it would not plan a strike, it would consider authorizing its use through a vote in the future if it does not receive a contract offer from CUNY. In fact, Barbara Bowen, president of […]

Read More
News

Almost six years later, no contract for CUNY union

The last time CUNY faculty and staff worked with a contract? 2010. The last time they saw a pay raise? 2009. After another year without progress in contract negotiations, the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing all CUNY staff, told its members to prepare for actions this fall—including “disruptive mass action.” Barbara Bowen, president of […]

Read More
News

CUNY professors and staff remain without contract after 5 years

All employees of CUNY, from professors to staff members, are still working without a contract as negotiations continue to stall. The last contract was conceived in 2006 and lasted until 2010. CUNY officials pledged to make a deal last semester, but nothing came of it. Francis Clark, communications director of the Professional Staff Congress, said […]

Read More
News

Professors hope for a contract amid negotiations

With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agreeing on new contracts with city unions, professors in CUNY wonder when they are able to work out an agreement. Since no progress was made under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration, professors and staff members are working based on the expired agreement. The last contract […]

Read More