Stand with CUNY workers.
Each year, the City University of New York provides a path to upward mobility for tens of thousands of New Yorkers from all backgrounds.
Enrollment is up at CUNY, where its employees go to work every day to create a first-rate education environment. From maintenance workers and housekeepers to college assistants and clerical workers, the women and men are committed to opening the door to opportunity for students in a world-class institution.
More than 10,000 CUNY workers represented by AFSCME DC37 have gone seven years without a raise. With frozen wages, the more than 7,000 workers who make less than $15 an hour struggle to make ends meet.
Governor Cuomo recently excluded these workers from a minimum wage increase he has proposed for state workers. And he has proposed a state budget that could slash support for CUNY by more than $500 million.
Please tell Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature:
I stand with CUNY workers and urge you to acknowledge the sacrifice and commitment they have made to ensure a first-rate education for tens of thousands of New Yorkers. Fully fund CUNY.