Graduate Center Student Worker Contract Demands

Over the past several weeks, The Adjunct Project circulated a survey regarding three demands for contract negotiations slated to resume between the Professional Staff Congress and the City once Bill de Blasio takes office as Mayor in 2014. These demands were written in response to issues that have repeatedly been raised by Graduate Center students and include parental and medical leave, penalties for colleges who fail to pay their employees on time, and benefit transfers for those transitioning from Graduate Assistant to Adjunct titles. The three proposed demands were overwhelming approved by the hundreds of students who responded to the poll, and based on respondents’ comments, a fourth demand was added to remove restrictions on the number of credits an Adjunct may work in a semester.

The revised demands were submitted December 11 to PSC President Barbara Bowen, in hopes that they will be adopted by the union. We will provide an update once we receive a response.

1 Comment

  1. Andrew Gottlieb

    My current concern is with the 9 credit limit. Beginning next fall 2015, ENG is going to be a 4 credit course. With the 9 credit limit, this will make it impossible for adjuncts to teach more than two courses including one section of 101. This will be a great loss for hundreds of adjuncts. Based on this consideration, I call for the elimination of all restrictions on credit hours. What can you do to help us make the abolition of this restriction a reality?

    Andrew Gottlieb

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