Around October 2 .m, I left the headquarters of the City University of New York (CUNY) in Manhattan after working for the sixth time that day on a Memorandum of Understanding on the Employment Contract (MOA). The CSP has long argued that contracts must be fully funded by the state and the city. However, the governor did not agree to pay for the 2 per cent flat-rate increases. For each of the last three years, probably under pressure from Cuomo (his NYS budget director, Robert Mujica, is a cuny trustee), the president of CUNY Central College has ordered about 2% of his operating budgets to be cut for a labor reserve to pay for contractual pay increases. It seems that skimming will also be done this year. Students have suffered from the cannibalization of CUNY`s budgets and continue to suffer, which has led to reduced hours for support centers and libraries, and fewer classroom sections and a larger class size. Adjuncts lose courses to teach, lose income and sometimes lose health insurance in the process. This pay rise is a moral victory. This will be important in the lives of the 12,000 adjonc 12,000 who work at CUNY, much at the bottom of the pay scale. But it is also a structural victory that I hope will happen again across the country.
While the proposed MOA certainly has advantages, we should be hesitant to call an agreement whose funding method jeopardizes the quality of education for cuny students "historic." In addition, the governor`s compulsion to compel THE CUNY to fund collective agreements inside will undoubtedly mean further tuition increases of $200 per year for students, while affecting their training. The risk of acceptance of "model-compliant" agreements This Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) is the legal document containing all the provisions of the proposed new treaty. Here`s the MOA signed. Appendix I, the 2018 health insurance correspondence agreements with NYC are attached to the PDF version of MOA 2017-23. In 2022, it will cost CUNY $44,000 to cover the salaries of teachers who teach eight 3-credit courses for the year. This will be less than what the lowest-paid teacher will receive, and much less than most full-time teachers earn, and the economic incentive to continue hiring adjuncts to teach the majority of classes at CUNY remains. We will have missed the goal of starting to dismantle the two-tiered system of work. "Welcome to the homepage of the Cuny Office of Labor Relations.
We`ve designed this website to help you access working relationships that are essential to the operation of CUNY. We are available to you for all labour relations issues, including the interpretation of CUNY agreements and other related issues you may have. Collective agreements negotiated by the Labour Relations Board. Part of the increase comes from a traditional hourly increase, the other from a "office hour." The CUNY faculty is as dedicated as everyone else to the students who teach them. They worked long hours in the office and met with students as much as they needed, but mostly without compensation.