Fight For $15 Presidential Debate Protest

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:00 to 19:30

The first presidential debate is September 26 at Hofstra University. The Fight for $15 is mobilizing for a massive rally outside the debate to tell the candidates that low-wage and exploited workers won’t be ignored any longer. Sixty-four million working people in this country make less than $15 an hour. Forty percent of American workers now have jobs subject to some form of contingency. Exploited workers in the service industry and academia and everywhere in between make a powerful voting bloc. September 26 is a chance for them to say to the next president: If you want our vote, come get it.

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

Join LIU Faculty to Protest the Lockout

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:00

Unionized faculty at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University are locked out and picketing this week when they would rather be teaching. The Long Island University Faculty Federation has been bargaining in good faith with the administration at LIU since the spring. But last Friday they were informed that their health insurance will be cut off and they will no longer be paid for their work. LIU plans to redeploy administrators and has hired scabs to teach students when classes begin this week. PSC members are joining them on this picket line this Wed., Sept. 7 between 8 AM -1 PM at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues. The PSC has issued a statement in support. Click here for a fact sheet about the lockout, here for a flier and here to RSVP via the Facebook event created by the PSC chapter at the Graduate Center. You can also sign an online petition hosted by the AFT. It’s time for LIU to treat its employees with the dignity and respect they deserve by bargaining a fair contract now and ending this lockout.

Corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues

March with the PSC in the NYC Labor Day Parade

Every New Yorker has the right to a quality public higher education. Tell us you want to join other PSC members and march for that right at the NYC Labor Day Parade, Saturday, September 10.

“CUNY is for the People!” read the signs carried by our community allies during the PSC’s hard-fought contract campaign. Together with the NY Central Labor Council and the emergent CUNY Rising Alliance, we reversed a planned half-billion-dollar reduction in state funding for CUNY and we defeated a proposed tuition hike. We built the power necessary for the PSC to negotiate a contract with back pay and improvements to working and learning conditions at CUNY.

The Labor Day Parade is a chance to celebrate the progress we’ve made collectively and to mobilize for the next campaigns—at the voting booth and in the streets. The PSC is committed to quality public higher education as a right for all New Yorkers and to ensuring that CUNY offers that quality education. PSC carries that banner every day, not just when our contract expires.

Be part of a big PSC turnout, a show of political force saying “Invest in CUNY. Invest in New York."

The PSC contingent will gather on East 45th Street between 5th and Vanderbilt Avenues starting at 9 AM. We will carry signs and handout flyers throughout the march. PSC marchers will step off at 11 AM sharp.

Rally at PSC-CUNY Negotiations

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:00

PSC will meet with CUNY management for a bargaining session on Wednesday afternoon November 4 at CUNY headquarters in midtown Manhattan (205 East 42nd St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves). Sign up here to let us know you can join a demonstration outside the negotiations next Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 PM. We need you there! Turn out to support your PSC bargaining team inside, and to amplify our demand for a reasonable economic offer and a fair contract now!

CUNY Central
205 East 42nd St

CSI Rally for Tuition Freeze and A New Contract

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00 to 13:30

Thursday, October 22, 12:00-1:30PM

College of Staten Island faculty, staff and students will hold a rally to call on CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and CSI President William Fritz to freeze tuition for students and deliver an economic offer to settle contracts with the PSC and DC 37. A year into the job, Milliken still hasn’t delivered a new contract and the faculty and staff have worked six years without a raise. Meanwhile, tuition has gone up five years in a row for CUNY students.


College of Staten Island Building1-P (Near the Fountain)
2800 Victory Blvd

Wake-up Call for Chancellor Milliken

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00 to 09:30

No Contract for Five Years. No Raises for Six.
No more excuses!

On the morning of Thursday, October 1, the day of the first CUNY Board meeting of the year, PSC members and allies will deliver a "wake-up call" to Chancellor Milliken at his Manhattan apartment, where CUNY pays his rent of $19,500 a month.

Why? Because Chancellor Milliken has failed to deliver a contract and has failed to counter effectively the austerity campaign against CUNY.

Convene at 7:30 am at 215 East 68th Street (between 2nd and 3rd). Rally at 8 am.

Chancellor's residence
215 East 68th Street (between 2nd and 3rd)

#Fightfor$15 News Con & Wage Board Hearing

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:30 to 11:45

Governor Andrew Cuomo has convened a three-person Wage Board to decide on a pay raise for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York State. On Monday, June 15, Wage Board members will hear testimony from workers and business interests. PSC members will be there as well, at a rally/news conference outside the hearing planned for 9:00 AM on the morning of the 15th.

The hearing will begin at 10 AM and is expected to last as long as it takes for everyone who is pre-registered to deliver their testimony. Here is a flier.

This move by the governor, who has proposed a minimum wage of $11.50 in NYC ($10.50 elsewhere), is happening because fast-food workers and unions throughout the state have organized and struck and campaigned relentlessly for $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Governor Cuomo has not yet called for a $15 per hour wage, the wage fast-food workers need to support themselves and their families, but the Wage Board has the power to make it so. What happens next is up to all of us.


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