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May 2002
Future CUNY Facility on Governors Island Announced by Governor and Mayor.
Student Media Conference Addresses "Attack Mentality" after 9/11
Baruch Orients City Council Freshmen
Turning "D"s into Degrees: A CUNY Student Tells How
Life Resumes 500 Feet from Ground Zero
A Diaspora of CUNY Students into Halls of Power
A View to a Krill: Antarctic Expedition by College of Staten Island Scientists
The City University Attracts Talent from Near and Far
CUNY, PSC Announce Agreement on a New Contract
Chancellor Goldstein Initiates New Efficiencies, Greater Student Access to Learning Technology
Pulitzer Prize to Louis Menand
Executive Leadership Program Inaugurated
First Betty Shabazz Chair Appointed at Medgar Evers College
City University Retains New Fundraising Consultant
Former Congressman Dellums to Speak on AIDS at CCNY
City Tech Scholarship For All Four Seasons
Major CCNY Grant for Remote Sensing

Student Development, Enrollment Conference by Mayor

ReBuilding New York

New City College Biomedical Engineering Department

"Trailer Heroes" of BMCC Build at CCNY

A Life of Laura Bridgman—Disabled Pioneer in Education

Exotic Bird Alights at The Graduate Center


CUNY, PSC Announce Agreement on a New Contract

The City University and CUNY's Professional Staff Congress announced in a joint statement on March 8 that they reached a contract settlement, pending approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees and ratification by the PSC membership.

Details of the settlement will be released after preliminary approvals are secured and final costing of the proposed contract are calculated by New York City and New York State officials.

The contract includes a total economic package equivalent to a 9% increase, compounded over 27 months, for the period August 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002. It also includes salary increases for all titles, advances in professionalism and pay for part-time faculty, other enhancements of terms and conditions of employment, and opportunities for research and professional development for faculty and staff.

"This landmark agreement is a major step forward in fulfilling the University's goal, outlined in our Master Plan, of securing a place among the top public research universities in the nation," said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

"In recognizing the imperatives of realizing this goal—chief among them the need to attract and sustain the finest faculty and staff—the agreement is testimony to the spirit of cooperation in which we have worked," Goldstein also said. "I want to thank Vice Chancellor Brenda Malone and her negotiating team for their dedication, and for the hard work that brought us to a successful conclusion."

PSC President Barbara Bowen characterized the agreement as "a break-through contract for the PSC. Our goal coming into the negotiating was to use collective bargaining to rebuild CUNY as a nationally pre-eminent institution...We have succeeded despite a very difficult economic climate."

"There are great things here for our members, our students, and the University itself—not only were we able to secure significant salary increases, but we also addressed historic inequities in salaries and made structural changes that will strengthen the University," Bowen added.