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How progressive can a university be if its professors are paid pitiful salaries?

The New School’s adjunct faculty went on strike over pay and benefits. Prior to the strike, some adjuncts were earning as little as $4,000 a class. This is not even close to a living wage, and it’s going to people who have typically completed advanced degrees. Adjuncts were asked to take it on the chin as inflation surged, while university hired consultants. This apparent unfairness sat uneasily with the principles of equality that have become so important. Many universities are short dining hall workers; those who remain are pressing for higher wages.