Pass the Adjunct Professors' Unemployment Insurance Fairness Act

Updated: October 2, 2015
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The Higher Education Employment Protection Act (A 6635 Heastie / S 4470 Savino)makes clear that part-time faculty, who are otherwise eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits, will not be disqualified if CUNY’s offer of work in the next semester is contingent on enrollment, funding or programmatic change. Such contingent offers would not count as “reasonable assurance” of continued employment, the standard currently used to deny Unemployment Insurance benefits to adjunct.