The City University of New York system has been ravaged by austerity. Educators have gone on strike throughout the country, but CUNY employees are hamstrung by anti-strike laws. CUNY’s biggest union wants to change that.
Barbara Bowen is on the English faculty at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and is president of the Professional Staff Congress.
This spring's contract struggle brought students and faculty together to stem attacks on public higher education in New York.