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SUNYLA Council => March 11, 2016 Council Meeting at Binghamton => Topic started by: Danharms on March 11, 2016, 10:32:16 AM

Title: UUP Liaison Report
Post by: Danharms on March 11, 2016, 10:32:16 AM
UUP Liaison Report
Dan Harms

Apologies for not being there, and the late report.

SUNY Faces Fight over More Tuition Hikes
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/02/28/suny-tuition-increase/81000388/

(UUP's position is that the State of New York should fund the system's obligations, rather than pass that burden on to students.)

UUP President Fred Kowal speaks out on SUNY salary reports
http://uupinfo.org/communications/docs/160210Politico.pdf

The impact of the Supreme Court vacancy on UUP and other unions
http://wnyt.com/news/scalia-supreme-court-union-impact/4051118/

(A 4-4 Supreme Court means that the Friedrichs vs. California case we discussed at the last meeting is unlikely to succeed.  Nonetheless, further challenges are moving through the courts, which makes the fight for the next Justice especially important for union members and academics.)