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CUNY Faculty Prod Trustees to Call For Doubling Pay for 12,000 Adjuncts

Posted 10/29/18

“If you don’t want to fight with Albany to fund the university and you don’t want to preside over the greatest dismantling of a public institution, quit,” Pamela Stemberg, an English Adjunct Assistant Professor at the City College of New York, told the Board of Trustees of the city’s public university system Oct. 22.

More than 170 faculty members, union advocates and students at the City University of New York urged the board members at a Baruch College hearing to push for the state to fully fund the cash-strapped system. It was held before the trustees—10 of whom were appointed by Governor Cuomo—will vote on CUNY’s budget for 2019-2020.

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