Adjunct Faculty Went On Strike Monday Over Pay Dispute

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A judge has ordered adjunct instructors at Nassau Community College to end their strike and go back to work.

As 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported, the instructors went on strike Monday in a contract dispute. Some of the 3,000 adjunct part-time educators at the community college in Garden City walked off the job, leaving the 24,000-member student population heading to class Tuesday not knowing if they have a teacher.

Cody, a freshman, said one of his teachers was on strike.

“God forbid it doesn’t get resolved, that we at least get a new instructor,” he said. “If not, then we’re kind of screwed.”

Acting college president Dr. Kenneth Saunders told students to show up for classes.

“We do know that some of the adjunct faculty did not teach yesterday, but the vast majority of our courses were held,” he said.

Saunders said talks are scheduled for Wednesday night. The adjunct faculty has not had a contract since 2010.

The dispute is over pay.

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