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CUNY union demands raises, equity in new contract

Tight fiscal environment

Posted 3/10/23

As part of its previous contract, the Professional Staff Congress was able to raise the minimum pay for adjuncts at the City University of New York to $5,500 per course. With that 2019 labor agreement now expired, the union is seeking to build on that progress. 

The union’s president, James Davis, who represents 30,000 adjuncts, faculty and staff across the public university system, said that although the union was proud to “lift the floor” for part-timers, $5,500 per course “doesn’t come close to the actual value of the work our adjuncts do.”

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