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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2015

Statement by UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the election of Carl Heastie as new Assembly speaker



"Congratulations to Carl Heastie on his historic election as the New York State Assembly’s first African-American speaker. He has been a strong supporter of public higher education in the Assembly.

UUP looks forward to working with him to ensure that SUNY continues to provide an accessible, affordable, quality education to all New Yorkers."

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.

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