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Hunter College Educators, Parents Demand COVID Testing, Ventilation Inspections and Contact Tracing
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Hunter College Educators, Parents Demand COVID Testing, Ventilation Inspections and Contact Tracing

New York, NY – On Wednesday, September 16, angry Hunter College educators rallied outside the campus demanding random COVID-19 testing, room-by-room ventilation inspections and contact tracing. “Why are Hunter Campus Schools students, teachers and staff not entitled to the same safety standards as all other New York City public school students? Are Hunter College and CUNY…

Union Representing CUNY Faculty & Staff Warns Against Resuming Classroom Instruction This Week
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Union Representing CUNY Faculty & Staff Warns Against Resuming Classroom Instruction This Week

New York, NY – The loss of nearly 50 City University of New York [CUNY] employees to the COVID-19 crisis is forcing the union representing faculty and staff, as well as the heads of Hunter College Campus Schools [HCCS], to urge the delay of in-person classes scheduled for Wednesday. The gravely concerned who took part…

Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits
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Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits

New York, NY – The Workers Defense League has seen its fair share of unemployment insurance  (UI) cases, but after marking its 84th anniversary this year, the non-profit’s Executive Director Jon Bloom says there has been a surge in workers from all backgrounds and income levels requiring assistance.  “We work extensively helping workers get their…

Professional Staff Congress Sues CUNY for Violating Federal CARES Act
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Professional Staff Congress Sues CUNY for Violating Federal CARES Act

New York, NY – The Professional Staff Congress has filed a lawsuit against the City University of New York seeking immediate injunctive relief against the firing of nearly 3,000 adjunct faculty and staff. The layoffs loom, even though the university received a total of $250 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic…

Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff
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Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff

New York, NY – Now that they’ve been bailed out, the corporate class is wasting no time trying to shove austerity measures down the throats of our “frontline heroes” and “essential workers” studying at the City University of New York [CUNY].   On Monday, May 18, CUNY students and faculty fighting back against efforts to…