It was after 10 p.m. on Thursday when the delegate assembly of the Professional Staff Congressthe union representing more than 20,000 faculty and staff of the City University of New Yorkvoted 34 to 20 (with one abstention) to endorse Carl McCall for governor. By the time the votes were cast, the meeting had gone on for more than three hours and custodians trying to close the building had come to take the podium microphone away. Delegates had already narrowly defeated a recommendation by the union's executive council that the divided PSC lend support to two... More >>>
By photo: Julia Xanthos
Green Party candidate Stanley Aronowitz calls the WFPs endorsement of Carl McCall (above) "a politics of despair."