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Despite Significant Raises for Adjuncts, PSC Says Members Still Feel Squeeze

Posted 1/31/20

Adjuncts at the City University of New York have begun to see the gains made in the recent contract agreement by the Professional Staff Congress--but that doesn’t mean everything’s coming up roses, the union testified at a Jan. 30 City Council hearing.

The pact, which expires in February 2023, boosts adjunct pay in multiple ways, including 2-percent raises over the first four years of the agreement, pay for office hours, and an increase in their hourly rate at the start of the Fall 2022 semester. By the end of the contract, adjuncts will have seen the minimum pay for three-credit classes increase to $5,500, a 71-percent boost.

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