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CUNY, SUNY Unions: State Shortchanges Us

Posted 4/9/19

Though there were some wins for the city and state university systems in the budget agreement reached last week, unions representing higher-education staff believed it reflected a lack of commitment to public higher education.

State legislators agreed to provide an additional $208 million to the City University of New York and the State University of New York, bringing their combined state funding to $7.7 billion. But the bump was far below what the Professional Staff Congress believed was needed to maintain the public colleges’ deteriorating campuses and double pay for adjuncts.

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