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CUNY union criticizes hiring freeze, budget cuts

PSC's Davis calls for infusion of public funds

Posted 2/17/23

The City University of New York has announced a hiring freeze and has ordered budget cuts across its 25 campuses, a development slammed by CUNY’s largest union.

Each college must find 5-to-6 percent savings, according to a memo sent earlier this month by Hector Batista, the city university system’s executive vice chancellor and CEO. The trims come despite a projected reduction of CUNY’s structural deficit from $234 million in Fiscal Year 2022 to $194 million in Fiscal Year 2023.

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