Michael Batson

Why Adjuncts Should Vote Yes on the PSC-CUNY Contract

After decades of state disinvestment and corporatization of higher education, both public and private, “part-time” adjuncts now make up more than half of the teaching force at U.S. colleges and universities; in 1975, they were only about a fifth. I have worked as an adjunct at the City University of New York (CUNY) since 2000, and I served on the bargaining team for my union, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), during our recent hard-fought contract negotiations. The PSC represents 25,000 faculty and professional staff, including some 10,000 teaching adjuncts.

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