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August 24, 2009

Saturday: Rally For Health Care Reform
Looking for something to do to win health care reform? This Saturday, 8/29, join the rally for real health care reform at 2 pm in Times Square.

Health Care For America Now, a union coalition for health care reform, has partnered with NYC for Change and Organizing for America (what became of the Obama campaign network) to sponsor neighborhood walks on Saturday, August 29 all over New York City. Visit the NYC for Change website or call 212-925-1829 to find out more.

The main event is a rally in Times Square at 2 pm. Wear your PSC hat and join the union there. Let PSC Director of Research and Policy Kate Pfordresher know if you’re interested in coming – she’ll let you know where to meet the PSC contingent. Email her or call her in the PSC office, 212-354-1252. The New York State AFL-CIO and the NYC Central Labor Council have both endorsed Saturday’s action.

Walk Proudly with the PSC at This Year’s Labor Day March
The economic crisis is far from over. The threats to CUNY funding and other public services are powerful. We must answer with our power as organized workers.

In this year of economic meltdown and harsh budget cuts, the New York City Central Labor Council has transformed its usual parade into a more militant march—for health care reform and the right to organize on Saturday, 9/12.

The PSC contingent will gather on 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at 11:30 am.

More than one million New Yorkers belong to a CLC-affiliated labor unions, community groups and other worker organization. Join them and your PSC sisters and brothers and march for health care reform and workers’ right to organize. Let Nick Cruz of the PSC Organizing Department know you’re coming (and how many friends you plan to bring) by email or phone, 212-354-1252.

Professional Development Grant Application Deadline Changes
Starting Tuesday, 9/1, eligible adjuncts and continuing education teachers, HEOs, CLTs and, now, HEOS and CLTs at EOCs, may apply for up to $3,000 per academic year in Professional Development Fund Grants.  You can download an application from the PSC website here or call or email Linda Slifkin in the PSC office, 212-354-1252 to have one sent to you.

Effective 10/1, the PSC must receive all applications for professional development grants by the first of the month. The committee will send out letters of decision to all applicants by the end of the month.