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Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, PSC Takes to the Streets

Posted 6/29/20

"We have not seen CUNY making a serious effort to protect our members’ safety and health insurance in this crisis. We have potentially thousands of employees facing loss of employment and health insurance—it’s short-sighted and inhumane,” Barbara Bowen, president of the Professional Staff Congress, said June 23, a week before adjunct instructors teaching in the public-university system were to find out whether they were reappointed.

The City University of New York is projecting deep budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to several colleges proposing cuts to adjunct staff and the number of classes offered in the fall semester.

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