June 2014 CCU Meeting

June meeting of CUNY Contingents Unite 
When: Friday, June 27th, 4:005:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Key topics will include:
- Adjunct healthcare crisis!
- Next steps in CUNY $5K campaign
- Updates on PSC Delegate Assembly, contract negotiations
- HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
- Your issues and concerns
(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)
Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.
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May 2014 CCU Meeting

Please attend the May meeting of CUNY Contingents Unite
focusing on the $5K CUNY fight and the adjunct healthcare crisis
When: Friday, May 30th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Dear CUNY contingents:
Late last month, the CCU launched the CUNY $5K campaign, with a special issue of The Advancecalling for the demand of a minimum $5,000 starting salary per course to be a bottom-line demand for the current union contract negotiations. This demand was endorsed by the Adjunct Project and other contingent activists, and on May Day we took signs featuring it to the union rally outside City Hall. The newsletter, as well as photos of our signs from May Day, are on line here: http://cunycontingents.wordpress.com/
One week ago, we proposed a joint petition campaign for this demand. In a joint effort with the Adjunct Project, this was launched on May 16th, In the short time since then, the petition  campaign has really taken off. Hundreds (“part-time” as well as FT faculty and staff) signing on to the hard-copy and on-line versions (See:  http://contingentrep.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2014/05/17/5k-per-course-must-be-bottom-line-contract-demand/ )
This exciting development indicates real opportunities and challenges for our organizing work. Reports and discussion on the $5K campaign and where to go from here will thus doubtless be the focus of our May 30th meeting, whose importance is heightened by the fact that it is the last of the semester.
Meanwhile, the adjunct healthcare crisis has entered a new and even more disquieting phase, with PSC president Bowen reporting that while efforts continue, “We do not yet have agreement on a permanent program” and “we cannot make a commitment that the current coverage will continue beyond June 30” (http://www.psccunywf.org/media/124028/bowen.adjunct.health.5.2014.pdf ). For its part, the CCU continues its fight for full health coverage for all CUNY contingent employees and retirees. Discussion on this point as well is thus of great importance at our May 30 CCU meeting.
Other topics will doubtless include:
- Updates on PSC Delegate Assembly, contract negotiations
- HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
- Elections to CCU Coordinating Committee
Your issues and concerns
(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)
Your participation at the meeting will be very important!
Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.

 

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Sign the call for a minimum $5K per course!

 
Our important joint initiative is rapidly gaining support. If you work at CUNY and agree with this call, please sign it now! We are calling for a minimum $5K starting salary per course for adjuncts to be adopted as a bottom-line demand in the CUNY faculty/staff union’s current contract negotiations.
To add your name and campus, use the Comments/Leave a Reply feature on the following site:
(Note: You do not need to use the “Register” feature.)
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May Day 2014

At union rally, CUNY contingent activists demand $5K minimum per course. — Let’s win this at CUNY! (For more information, see special issue of the CCU newsletter, The Advance, on this site.)

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The Advance – May 2014 Special $5K Issue

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April 2014 CCU Meeting

You’re invited to attend the April meeting of CUNY Contingents Unite.


When: Friday, April 25th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
The Mayday $5K campaign makes this a particularly important meeting — please attend!

Key topics will doubtless include:

- Mayday $5K (campaign for $5,000 minimum pay per 3-credit course, which the PSC has formally endorsed). This very important topic includes discussion on building the adjunct contingent at the upcoming May Day march; our demands and making this a bottom-line contract demand of the PSC itself; distribution of CCU newsletter;  and related topics.

- Updates on PSC contract discussions, Delegate Assembly

- HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues

- Elections to CCU Coordinating Committee

- Solidarity: Liberato workers

- Your issues and concerns

(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)

Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.

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March 2014 CCU Meeting

Dear CUNY contingents:
You’re invited to attend the March meeting of CUNY Contingents Unite.

When: Friday, March 28th, 4:005:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Key topics will doubtless include:
- Job security organizing efforts
- Issued raised by union protests against the state budget
- Updates on PSC contract discussions, Delegate Assembly
- Late pay issues
- HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
- Elections to CCU Coordinating Committee
- Solidarity: defense cases — students arrested during protests against CUNY militarization
- Your issues and concerns
(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)
Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.
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