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    PSC’s long haul fight for higher adjunct pay

    The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) started negotiating collective bargaining agreements for CUNY staff in 2000, but the most recent fight for higher adjunct professor salaries has been an uphill battle since 2017.  The PSC is a local labor union that represents 30,000 CUNY staff members. The union fights for the protection and livelihood of its members, standing up to CUNY when it fails to cater to its staff’s professional needs. Through grievance arbitration, a process that allows for the final settlement of a dispute between an employer and its unionized employees, involvement in political matters, and the advocacy of special benefits provided to its members, the PSC participates in all…

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    The fight for higher adjunct pay

    The challenge of working without a livable wage has been faced by adjunct faculty throughout all of CUNY and they continue to face it to this day. Despite putting in substantial hours of work each semester for several classes and, in many cases, across several different campuses, many feel that the amount they are paid for it all is not reflective of the actual amount of work being done. On this issue, a long-time adjunct whom has worked on various CUNY campuses chose to speak with The Knight News anonymously, out of concerns over job security. “I’ve been working full time, but I’m earning part-time wages,” the professor said. “Full…