1 JULY – A one-day strike was held today by workers at the CUNY Research Foundation’s central office in midtown Manhattan. The workers, who are represented by the Professional Staff Congress, denounced management intransigence over the past six months of contract negotiations, and the private body’s push to establish a two-tier system in which new hires would get lower benefits. Strikers’ spirits were high despite a heavy downpour. CUNY Contingents Unite worked to bring adjuncts and other contingent employees to the picket line in solidarity with our striking union sisters and brothers.
P.S.: Documents posted by the Gawker site show that today — while CUNY Research Foundation central office workers were on strike in the rain — CUNY sent a “commitment letter” to former General David Petraeus stating that he will be receiving $150,000 for his appointment at the Macaulay Honors College, “which will be paid through the CUNY Research Foundation.”
After clicking on the link below, scroll to the last items and look at memo sent today by Macaulay Dean Ann Kirschner, in addition to items from Chancellor Goldstein.