This weekend, the statewide SUNY Student Assembly, representing almost half a million students, will vote on a resolution (see here) in support of a minimum starting salary for adjuncts of $5,000 per three-credit course. We’ll be reporting the results: watch for them here!
Please reach out to your student leadership and try to support similar resolutions in any way you can. The New Paltz Student Association passed a similar resolution last year, which is something that contingent activists could work on with student leaders on their campuses.
If $5K is not appropriate in your situation, then ask for another amount: pro rata, equal pay or more.
The main thing is to educate students and work with them to improve contingent faculty working conditions.