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Letter: Economic Disparity

In this letter addressed to President Irwin Polishook of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), Jonathan Lang, Chair of the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC), outlined the differences in salaries between adjunct and full-time faculty and expressed disappointment in the union’s unwillingness to confront this exploitation and inequity. The letter also stressed that the Reagan administration’s drastic cuts to graduate student financial aid made it imperative to address these inequities.

The Doctoral Students’ Council, a student organization at the CUNY Graduate Center that actively addressed Adjunct issues, would later launch the Adjunct Project.

Source | The Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | Lang, Jonathan
Date Created | August 18, 1982
Rights | Copyright The Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Correspondence)
Cite This document | Lang, Jonathan, “Letter: Economic Disparity,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/9152.

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