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N.J. Senate passes unemployment bill for adjuncts

By a vote of 38-0, the state Senate on Sept. 24 approved S2852, a bill that would enable adjunct professors to collect unemployment benefits.

“Many adjunct professors face uncertainty with the unknown length of school shutdowns and looming budget cuts,” said Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, a co-sponsor of the bill, in a story by Insider NJ. “They are experiencing the same economic hardship and anxiety as others, and they deserve the same safeguards as everyone else. By allowing them to collect unemployment, we can help ensure they are able to support themselves and their families in the months ahead.”

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