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CUNY professors’ PSC claim dismissed

First Amendment suit followed union’s ‘Palestine’ resolution

Posted 12/16/22

Six CUNY professors who resigned from the Professional Staff Congress after alleging that the union was agitating anti-Semitic sentiment had their First Amendment claims dismissed by a U.S. District judge. 

The professors’ suit, naming the union and CUNY along with associated officials, followed the adoption by the union of a “Resolution in Support of the Palestinian People” in June 2021. The professors, five of whom identify as Jewish and some ardent supporters of Israel, considered the resolution anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel. 

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