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PSC Files Suit Against CUNY After 2,800 of Its Adjuncts are Laid Off

Posted 7/6/20

After 2,800 adjuncts at the City University of New York were laid off, the Professional Staff Congress filed a lawsuit July 1 in Manhattan Federal Court arguing that the public-university system “violated its obligations” to keep as many employees on payroll as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CUNY colleges, which have been closed due to the coronavirus since March 12, have been allocated $251 million in Federal COVID-19 aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. While more than $118 million will go to students, $132 million is intended for institutional needs.

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