Union Holds Information Sessions about the Tentative CUNY Contract

CUNY chief negotiator Pamella S. Silverblatt and DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido shake hands on the CUNY contract. Photo: Clarence Elie-Rivera

District Council 37 will hold lunch-time meetings about the proposed 52-month contract for 10,000 CUNY workers around the city.

“We want to make sure our members at the City University of New York are well-versed on the terms of the contract so they can make an informed vote on it,” DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido said.

The union expects to send out an informational packet on the contract that includes a mail-ballot, a summary of the deal and a letter from Garrido, who urges members to vote, “Yes,” by the end of the month. The independent American Arbitration Association will release the vote count on Dec. 18.

Here are the scheduled meetings:

Queeensborough Community College

222-05 56th Avenue, A-412, Bayside, Queens, New York
Medical Arts Building Room 136 (Lecture Room)
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baruch College

55 Lexington Ave., New York, New York
Conference Room 140270, 14th Floor
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bronx Community College

2155 University Ave, Bronx, New York
GMC Auditorium Gould, Memorial Library
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New York City College of Technology (City Tech)

25 Chapel St., Brooklyn, New York
Howard Building
Office of Faculty and Staff Relations, Classified Staff Services
11th Floor
Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

John Jay College

524 West 59th St., New York, New York
Room L63
Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd, W, Bronx, NY 10468
Rooms B75/76, Multimedia Center, Carman Hall
Monday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

CUNY School of Law

2 Court Street West, Long Island City, Queens, New York
Room 2301 Auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, New York
MAC Rotunda Room
Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers St., New York, New York
Room N452
Friday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The term of the proposed contract is on Feb. 1, 2017, to May 31, 2021. The deal provides for a total wage increase of 8.24 percent.

This economic agreement calls retroactive wage increases; the preservation of workers’ premium-free, comprehensive health insurance; funds for education and training; a new paid family leave funded through a small payroll deduction and more.

For more information, please contact your local president or union rep or check out the DC 37 website.

The 10,000 union members who work for the city’s public university system are represented by locals 375, 384, 983, 1407, 1597, 2054 and 2627.

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