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CUNY Layoffs Show Dark Side of Hiring Practices

Posted 7/21/20

While the city government has threatened layoffs, the boom has already dropped at the City University of New York.

My union, the Professional Staff Congress, which represents faculty and administrative staff, estimates that 2,800 workers were notified in late June that they will not have a job when colleges reopen in eight weeks. At least hundreds of District Council 37-represented workers—ranging from IT technicians to custodians to office aides—have had their hours slashed and are precariously hanging on to their jobs.

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