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PTU View

The August 1986 PTU View newsletter called for adjunct faculty to sign a "union authorization" card. In addition to listing how the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) had failed to represent the interests of contingent faculty, the PTU’s demands outlined in the newsletter included comprehensive healthcare, job security, and equal pay for equal work.

The Part-time Instructional and Research Staff Union (PTU), although never formally approved as a collective bargaining agent, consisted of a group of graduate students and part-time faculty who felt that it was impossible to improve the working conditions of adjunct faculty without breaking away from the PSC and forming their own union. They filed a PERB request for representation in 1986 that would ultimately fail.

Source | The Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator | Part-time Instructional and Research Staff Union
Date Created | August 1986
Rights | Obtain From The Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | Part-time Instructional and Research Staff Union, “PTU View,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 20, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/9352.

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