CUNY Professors Arrested In Protest Outside NVC

BARUCH COLLEGE–CUNY faculty, staff and students rallied outside Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus on Dec. 10 to provide the proper funding needed to pay competitive salaries to faculty and staff and raise the near-poverty wage currently paid to 12,000 adjunct faculty.

The demonstration was organized by the professors’ union, the Professional Staff Congress, to represent 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff that have been without a contract for more than a year. Their contract expired last November in which the contract between the University and its workers was not fully funded by the State causing major budget cuts to senior colleges, increased reliance on low-wage adjuncts, and tuition hikes for students.