Adjuncts Call State Budget ‘Exploitive’

BROOKLYN COLLEGE– CUNY adjuncts are calling the University administration “exploitative” following the finalization of the 2019 NYS Budget, which makes no mention of pay increases for the adjunct professors that overwhelmingly constitute the University’s workforce.

Part-time educators within the CUNY system say that their current contract does not adequately compensate them enough to make a basic living.

“With all my classes I make about $24,000, so really I make enough to be below the poverty line,” said one anonymous English adjunct.