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VALENTINES DAY '08

More than 3,0000 sign the postcard! 

 



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Sign the postcard!

"STOP BREAKING OUR HEARTS!"

On Valentine’s Day PSC members on 13 campuses protested the university’s failure to provide any paid parental or family leave. They gathered more than 3,000 signatures on postcards to CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The postcards say “CUNY, stop breaking our hearts! Give us time with our families!” and call on the university to agree to the union’s bargaining demand for paid leave. See the full text below and click here for a Family Leave Primer (what are your rights and how do we fight to extend them).

Dear Chancellor Goldstein:

It is an outrage that CUNY does not provide a single day of paid parental or family leave. As a member of the CUNY community, I urge you to agree to the Professional Staff Congress's demand for paid parental/family leave. CUNY faculty and staff should not have to choose between having a family and having a career. CUNY cannot recruit and retain the top-quality faculty and staff we need if it cannot compete with other universities that do offer paid family leave. Join the 21st century, CUNY—provide paid family leave!

Click here to see the actual postcard.

Click here for photos of activities gathering signatures on February 14th.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS PAID PARENTAL LEAVE ISSUE IN CONTRACT TALKS.  "Today in New York" did a feature story on November 13th on the lack of of paid parental leave at CUNY.  Click image to see video of the feature and click here for detailed coverage of the parental leave issue in the February '08 Clarion.

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