"It's Time for Albany to Believe in CUNY"
CUNY is a national leader in community college education—but the professors and advisors of CUNY are being denied a fair union contract. That's the message of the latest PSC radio ad, which is airing this week in the Capital District and New York City.
In a release announcing the ad buy, PSC President Barbara Bowen said,"CUNY’s remarkable success with the ASAP program is worthy of the recognition it has received from the President and many others. ASAP works because it involves more public investment per student and better working conditions for faculty and advisers. New Yorkers need to know, however, that CUNY’s success can’t be sustained without a fair contract. We need a contract that allows us to serve our students, continue our research and support our own families."
The faculty and professional staff of CUNY have worked for more than five years without a contractual raise. CUNY faculty earn significantly less per year than faculty at comparable universities; the salaries are so uncompetitive that the University’s recruitment of new faculty is often undermined.
The sixty-second ad, produced by Shorr Johnson Magnus Strategic Media, will run 350 times on eight stations in the Capital District and New York City over the next six days. Last week, the union ran a different radio ad urging lawmakers to fully fund CUNY’s State budget request.