Day of the Dead PSC-CUNY Rally for a Just Contract at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Poster for Brooklyn Borough Hall Day of the Dead Rally on Nov 1, 2023

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

PSC-CUNY Rally for a Just Contract at Borough Hall

On Wednesday, November 1, CUNY students, faculty and staff–led by the Brooklyn chapters of City Tech, Medgar Evers, Kingsborough, and Brooklyn College–will congregate in costume for a fun-filled, raucous event at Borough Hall and rally for a strong and just contract. Our contract expired last February, and negotiations for a new contract began over the summer.  CUNY management wants to make brutal cuts in every domain, which would be disastrous for our members and our students. Join City Tech PSC members in our fight to gain a new contract that supports faculty and staff in serving our CUNY students.  

Register now! Come in costume! Bring family and friends!

Want to help plan this event? Share ideas? Email Carole Harris,

CUNY in the NYT…finally

Local papers and news outlets have been covering the uproar over Mayor Eric Adams cuts to CUNY budgets…except the New York Times. The last NYT mention of university cuts in the city budget was a news article in early April, before the slew of rallies fighting cuts to CUNY. Since then, the NYT has remained silent on the Mayor’s cuts to CUNY education. Last week, however, the NYT couldn’t ignore Mayor Adams cold reception at the commencement for the 2023 graduates of the CUNY School of Law. CUNY’s Law School is the most diverse law school in the nation with the primary objective of serving the public interest (check out their mission statement). Looking forward to seeing the commencement posted so that we can all share in the celebration of these brave graduates.

Here’s the NYT “CUNY Law School Graduates Turn Their Backs to Mayor Adams”

Reminder: Last Chapter Meeting TODAY 5/11 in Namm 1002 12:45-3 pm

BOB IS BACK: that’s right long time Chapter leader / rabble-rouser, retired but not quiet, Bob Cermele is today’s Guest Speaker

Come meet old friends, make new friends, share your concerns and have LUNCH on the Union.

ACTION: City Budget Rally-NO CUTS TO CUNY on 5/11 at 12:30 pm

JOIN THE RALLY THURSDAY May 11, 12:30 pm at the Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers St), City Hall Park

Poster with image of large group rally and sign stating "Fund CUNY-The People's University PSC-CUNY"

CUNY students, faculty, staff, PSC members, and allies will rally on the steps of Tweet Courthouse (52 Chambers St) near City Hall before City Council meets on Thursday, May 11.

Mayor Eric Adams, a City Tech alum, has eliminated hundreds of unfilled faculty and staff positions at CUNY community colleges through his “Program to Eliminate the Gap” cuts. CUNY has been cut by more than $60 million in Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024. The City Council has been standing up to the mayor, demanding budget restorations and a $35 million increase to hire a new corps of full-time academic advisors.

Let the PSC know you’ll be there!

ACTION: Sign/Call Today! Save Medicare for City Workers

“We’re old, we’re bold, get used to it!” — Brian Lehrer, WNYC radio host

Th3 April 1st deadline looms for Mayor Adams to decide whether Medicare remains an option for CUNY retirees as he tries to move the city work force into a Medicare Advantage plan. According to the Daily News, he plans to cut Medicare out of our health care. TAKE ACTION! SIGN the Union’s PETITION to save the Medicare option.

Photo of group of CUNY retirees and union members holding signs "No Medicare DIS-Advantage"
City retirees and union members testified against proposed change to an administrative code that would shift the healthcare plan to Medicare Advantage, a privatized version of the current healthcare plan.

Listen to a segment on the Friday 3/24 episode of the Brian Lehrer show about the proposed changes and how it will change the quality of health care coverage for New York City workers: “NYC Retirees Speak Out Against Health Plan Changes.

If you’re wondering whether Medicare Advantage is that much worse, check out a podcast on how Medicare Advantage costs more for the Federal government than traditional Medicare. Listen to Kaiser Health News’ “The policy, and politics, of Medicare Advantage.