Thousands of petition signatures, mobilizing support from dozens of key legislators, and letters from PSC members are just part of the union’s campaign to press Albany to provide funding for the PSC-CUNY contract. Two radio ads about the CUNY budget and the PSC contract, have aired almost 700 times in Albany and New York City. Underwriters’ messages for the Albany NPR affiliate are on the air this week. Print advertisements are currently running in City & State Magazine, the NY Amsterdam News and weekly papers throughout the Bronx, home of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Lawmakers and their staff are hearing our message. We know because they’re telling us so; the PSC officers have heard often about the ads during their weekly trips to Albany to meet with legislators about funding for the contract.