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Breakthrough PSC Deal Nearly Doubles Adjunct Per-Class Payments

Posted 10/25/19

After aggressively campaigning for years for adjunct pay to be doubled, the Professional Staff Congress Oct. 23 announced it came close to the target under a tentative contract agreement that would allow adjuncts teaching four-credit courses to earn $6,875 per class.

More than 12,000 adjuncts, who make up the majority of the teaching staff at the City University of New York, are currently paid as little as $3,222 per course. The average adjunct earned $28,000 a year, and at several Board of Trustees hearings and union rallies, frustrated faculty described juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet. If ratified, the pact would restructure the salary steps for adjuncts.

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