Come to the September CUNY Contingents Unite meeting

When: Friday, September 25th, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)

This first CCU meeting of the Fall semester is an important opportunity to discuss the situation of adjuncts, teaching grad students, Continuing Ed, CLIP and CUNY Start teachers, HEOs and other members of CUNY’s contingent majority.
Topics will doubtless include:
– Union contract campaign. The PSC leadership has announced “an escalating series of actions” in the contract campaign. A key discussion at the CCU meeting will be on organizing to fight for the urgent, unpostponable needs of the underpaid, overworked, disrespected, disenfranchised and messed-over contingent majority at CUNY.
– Our fight for $7K/course, job security and seniority rights- Related organizing efforts.
– HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
– Solidarity: brief report on Seattle teachers strike; events commemorating one-year anniversary of the massacre of teachers college students in Mexico;
– 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 2015 Meeting

Come to the May CUNY Contingents Unite meeting

When: Friday, May 29th, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
 
This last meeting of the Spring is an important opportunity to discuss the situation of adjuncts and other contingent employees in the light of the semester’s experience and our current situation. 
 
Topics will doubtless include:
 
– Reports/discussion on recent and current adjunct organizing efforts
– Union contract stalemate, PSC’s economic offer
– Our fight for $7K/course, job security and seniority rights
– 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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March 2015 Meeting

Come to the March CUNY Contingents Unite meeting
When: This Friday, March 27th, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
 
Topics will doubtless include:
 
– Plans for adjunct/contingent presence, emphasizing our demands, at the PSC rally on Tuesday
– Union contract stalemate
– Adjunct and TA strikes at University of Toronto and York University (Canada)
– Our fight for job security and seniority rights
– Further discussion on 9/6
– HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
– Solidarity: updates on New Mexico and Colorado student protests, Boston bus drivers, Bronx restaurant workers, Quebec student protests
– Your issues and concerns
(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)
 
Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.
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February 2015 Meeting

Come to the February CUNY Contingents Unite meeting
When: Friday, February 27th, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Topics will doubtless include:
– Report on current adjunct rights activities here and nationwide
– Updates on union contract negotiations
– Analysis of how adjunct health plan is going
– Our fight for job security and seniority rights
– Update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
– HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
– Update on oil workers strike, West Coast longshore showdown, Bronx restaurant 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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January 2015 CCU Meeting

Come to the January CUNY Contingents Unite meeting
When: This Friday, January 30th 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Topics will doubtless include:
– Updates on union contract negotiations
– Organizing plans for the Spring semester
– Analysis of how adjunct health plan is going
– Our fight for job security and seniority rights
– Update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
– HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
– Solidarity with anti-racist protesters, teachers college students in Mexico, Bronx restaurant 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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October 2014 Meeting

Come to the October CUNY Contingents Unite meeting!
When: This Friday, October 31st, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Topics will doubtless include:
– Report-back on Oct. 21 PSC rally
– Updates on union contract negotiations
– Our fight for job security and seniority rights
– Update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
– HEO, TA and teaching fellow issues
– Does Halloween have two tiers too?
– Solidarity: Massacre in Mexico; solidarity with Ayotzinapa teachers college students
– Your issues and concerns
(a proposed agenda will be distributed at the meeting)
Please attend, and bring friends and colleagues.
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PSC Contract Rally, September 29 2014

Photos of some of the adjunct activists carrying our signs at the September 29 PSC contract rally in front of Baruch College. Sign features joint effort by CUNY Contingents Unite and Adjunct Project demanding $7,000 minimum starting pay per course and real job security for all adjuncts. The September CCU meeting featured updates on how this demand was formulated when the prior “5K” demand was taken to the recent conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL); on the fight for job security; the adjunct healthcare situation; and on adjunct demands in the context of contract negotiations between the Professional Staff Congress and CUNY management. These topics are sure to be key to discussion at our next meeting too, on Friday, October 31.

29 Sept 2014 - 7K signs at PSC rally - 2

29 Sept 2014 - 7K signs at PSC rally - 1A

 

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