Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#GOPtaxscam Demonstration

The PSC turned out in force for a Wall Street demonstration against the devastating "tax reform" bill pushed through by the GOP this week.  President Barbara Bowen and Vice President Mike Fabricant joined Rutgers AAUP President David Hughes and twelve others committing civil disobedience and risking arrest.  BC faculty and staff in attendance included Pierani Pieronni (College Now), Chris Ebert (History), James Davis (English), and Tammy Lewis (Sociology).  Retired BC Psychology professor Nancy Romer was arrested with the others engaged in civil disobedience... #fierce!

The #GOPtaxscam passed, but the struggle continues and the resistance movement grows.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Contract Campaign Kicks Off

Brooklyn College faculty and staff turned out in big numbers to demonstrate at the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting December 4, 2017.

More photos, care of Ben Shepard, NYCCT Chapter Chair, available here:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Chapter Meeting Agenda, Nov 29, 2017

1. Plan to attend the contract campaign kickoff rally Mon. Dec 4
4:30pm Gather at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave at 34th St.
5:00pm March to Baruch Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave at 25th St.
5:30-6:30pm Rally Outside CUNY Board of Trustees Mtg, 25th St Pedestrian Plaza, Baruch College 
  •  RSVP:
  • Take a sticker! Take a flier!
  • On social media?  Add a twibbon.
  • For updates on the contract rally and future actions, text "PSC” to 69238
  2. Questions about the announced bargaining agenda?

3. Mark your calendars: Higher Ed lobby day in Albany is Wed Feb 28

4. Dr. Penny Lewis, Associate Professor, CUNY Murphy Institute for Worker Education, and Senior College Officer on PSC Exec Council, presentation on Janus v. AFSCME

Monday, November 6, 2017

Chapter Meeting Ageda, Oct 31, 2017

Janus v AFSCME & Recommit Campaign
o   “Rightwing Alliance Plots Assault to ‘Defund and Defang’ America’s Unions,” Guardian 8/30/17
o   PSC Recommit campaign: blue cards or online at
o   Adjunct membership blitz Wed and Thu afternoon – sign up to participate:

Announced bargaining agenda
o   Process
o   Demands
o   Contract campaign = budget, legislative + student, community, member mobilization

Con Con
o   Election day (Nov 7) vote No on Prop 1: Constitutional Convention
o   Phone bank – outreach to CUNY colleagues from home!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! Fight for Contingent Academics!

Petitions: MoE bill and Adjunct 7K contract demand

Click the links below, print, and gather signatures from faculty, students, and professionals staff.  Please return completed petitions to BC Chapter Chair James Davis, English Dept, B2308.

Petition to support Maintenance of Effort legislation, ensuring annual increases in operating costs at CUNY and SUNY are covered by NY State funding.

Petition to support PSC contract demand of $7K/course minimum for Adjunct faculty teaching a 3-credit course.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Campus Equity Week 2017

The BC Chapter rang in Campus Equity Week by signing up hundreds of supporters for the PSC's contract demand of $7K minimum per course for adjuncts.