Thursday, June 23, 2016

Details on Proposed New Contract -- Memorandum of Agreement between PSC and CUNY

Here is the Memorandum of Agreement between President Barbara Bowen of our union and CUNY Chancellor James Milliken. The Executive Council of the PSC already accepted this, though the vote was not unanimous. On Thursday June 23 at 6:30pm the Delegate Assembly of the union will vote on it, most likely against the protests of many adjuncts and graduate students.
Memorandum of Agreement (aka draft contract)

The PSC website also has a summary of the new contract: PSC summary of contract

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Recommended to CUNY: Adopt the Vancouver Model

What is the Vancouver model? It's a plan to be fair to part-time and full-time faculty alike, to basically eliminate the two-tier system.

At Vancouver Community College, after instructors complete a relatively short probationary period and a successful review, they become "regular" instructors with the presumption of reappointment. Over time, part timers may switch to full time positions or may remain working part time. All faculty are on the same pay scale and the same seniority list.

Wouldn't it be great if the CUNY administration and the Professional Staff Congress would get together and set up such a fair and sensible plan at CUNY?

If you think we can do better at CUNY, study the Vancouver faculty's contract:
Vancouver Community College contract