Statement from SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson

September 5, 2018

“I am grateful to all the state and union representatives who worked closely with SUNY on the United University Professionals labor agreement, and pleased that our faculty and employees agree that it is fair and equitable. The members of UUP are critical to my vision of promoting opportunity and excellence at SUNY, and a solid contract ensures that SUNY will attract and retain the best to our campuses.”

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