7K or strike
PSC-CUNY President Finally Says the S Word
Will CUNY workers finally go on strike? With public school teachers in New York City threatening a strike of their own, PSC leadership implied last week that a possible strike is on the table. With 3,000 part time workers laid off this summer and more cuts expected, and racial capitalism ravaging the CUNY community under the pandemic, a strike is long overdue.
Olivia WoodAugust 29, 2020
CUNY Administration Lays Off Hundreds of Faculty
The City University of New York is threatening to lay off potentially thousands of faculty, but the rank and file are fighting back.
Olivia WoodMay 16, 2020
Rank-and-File Rebellion at CUNY
The “$7K or Strike” demand aims to double the wages of exploited adjunct faculty. Such a radical demand requires radical action, but the union leadership is standing in the way.
James Dennis HoffFebruary 23, 2020
10 Reasons to Vote No on the PSC-CUNY Contract
A faculty member at CUNY Lehman College explains why the most recent contract proposed by PSC-CUNY leadership does not satisfy even the most basic demands of CUNY’s rank and file.
Stuart Chen-HayesNovember 14, 2019
CUNY Reaches “Historically” Bad Contract Agreement with Faculty Union
On Wednesday, October 23, after almost two years of closed-door bargaining, the Executive Council of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (which represents both staff and faculty at the university) finally agreed to a tentative contract proposal with management. Hailed as “historic” and “transformational” by the union leadership and the University, both of which have already […]
James Dennis HoffOctober 25, 2019
Will CUNY Go on Strike?
On Wednesday, September 11, members of the CUNY Graduate Center chapter of the Professional Staff Congress union passed a resolution calling for an immediate strike authorization campaign; several other chapters are set to follow this month. Could this be the beginning of a bigger movement toward a strike, or will the PSC leadership once again squander the opportunity and settle for another weak contract?
James Dennis HoffSeptember 16, 2019
John Jay Votes for 7k or Strike Resolution
John Jay College for Criminal Justice passed a $7K or Strike resolution despite opposition.
Olivia WoodApril 16, 2019
Rank and File Revolt at CUNY
An Interview with $7K or Strike Activists.
Left VoiceApril 13, 2019
PSC Bureaucrats Feeling the Heat as the Demand for ‘$7K or Strike’ Gains Ground
7KOS activists respond to harsh criticisms from the leadership
James Dennis HoffMarch 23, 2019