Federal Judge Rules Against Faculty Union Over CUNY Layoff of 2,800 Adjuncts

by Kevin Stawicki The City University of New York illegally laid off thousands of adjunct faculty members despite getting over $251 million in federal funds to protect against the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout, according to a July 1, 2020 lawsuit filed by a union representing the university’s professional staff. The Professional Staff Congress, which represents about 30,000 CUNY professional staff members, said in its complaint Wednesday that the university violated the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act by showing the door to 2,800 of its 12,000 adjuncts during the pandemic. “It is fair to say there would be no CUNY […]
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