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Academic Year 2014-2015


WRGB, Channel 6 (Albany, NY)
Date: March 17, 2015

Standardized testing fight could discourage students

UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler says one test should not determine whether teachers get certified. >> Full story


Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Date: March 11, 2015

SUNY wants to continue automatic tuition increases

UUP's ad campaign opposes more tuition hikes in the absence of additional state aid. >> Full story with paid subscription


Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)
Date: March 11, 2015

SUNY officials step up campaign for continued annual tuition hike

UUP President Fred Kowal registers the union's opposition to another series of annual tuition increases unless the state does more to cover SUNY's mounting mandatory costs. >> Full story


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: March 6, 2015

Union decries teacher testing

UUP President Fred Kowal leads a Capitol news conference, saying the state Education Department's new certification exams are deeply flawed. >> Full story with paid subscription


WAMC-FM (Albany NY)
Date: March 5, 2015

Fred Kowal: Making SUNY Whole

UUP President Fred Kowal says that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's `Opportunity Agenda' is wrong for students, wrong for SUNY and wrong for New York. >>
Full commentary audio


Capitol Pressroom (Albany NY)
Date: March 5, 2015

Teacher certification controversy

UUP President Fred Kowal calls for investigation of State Education Department's teacher certification process. He and SUNY New Paltz student teacher Katherine Knapp explain. >> Full interview audio


Albany Student Press (Albany, NY)
Date: February 10, 2015

Union reacts to SUNY plan to increase graduation rate

UUP President Fred Kowal says SUNY will need additional faculty in order to meet its goal of graduating more students. >> Full story


Capitol Pressroom (Albany NY)
Date: February 4, 2015

Kowal calls governor's "Opportunity Agenda" a "missed opportunity"

UUP President Fred Kowal criticizes Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Executive Budget proposal and discusses UUP's action plan. >> Full interview audio


University Business (Norwalk, CT)
Date: February 1, 2015

SUNY’s United University Professions: A labor union fighting for higher ed

UUP President Fred Kowal describes how UUP defends funding for public higher education and how unions help the greater good. >> Full story


Chief-Leader (New York, NY)
Date: January 16, 2015

NLRB ruling may lead to more union faculty

UUP President Fred Kowal says a NLRB decision opens the door to the unionization of adjunct faculty on private college campuses. >> Full story available via paid subscription


WNYT-TV (Albany NY)
Date: January 12, 2015

Advocates: equitable funding for education a moral issue

UUP President Fred Kowal says the state is not paying its fair share of SUNY's operating costs at the scene of a pro public education rally at the state Capitol. >> Full story


Politico (Arlington, VA)
Date: December 15, 2014

SUNY's unified funding front

UUP pushes for the enactment of its action plan, which would allow more students to access a public higher education and increase state funding. >> Full story


Capital Tonight (Albany, NY)
Date: December 9, 2014

UUP college affordability initiatives

UUP President Fred Kowal outlines the union's new initiatives designed to promote access to an affordable, quality public education at SUNY. (subscription required) >> Full story


Capitol Pressroom (Albany NY)
Date: December 9, 2014

UUP describes new initiatives

UUP President Fred Kowal outlines the union's new initiatives designed to promote access to an affordable, quality public education at SUNY. >> Full interview audio (interview begins at 13:00; ends at 22:05)


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Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Date: December 9, 2014

Faculty union unveils student loan forgiveness, refinancing proposals
Full story via paid subscription

Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: December 9, 2014

UUP proposes SUNY student debt refinancing program
Full story

Legislative Gazette (Albany, NY)
Date: December 9, 2014

UUP proposes program to help graduates with student loans
Full story

Capitol Pressroom (Albany NY)
Date: December 5, 2014

UUP blasts SED release of teacher certification scores

UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler questions the state Education Department's release of college-specific data on teacher certification test results and their motivation for doing so. >> Full interview audio


Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)
Date: November 15, 2014

Teachers of teachers question report saying they're easy

UUP joins other teacher educators criticizing a report about teacher education programs across the nation. >> Full story


Post-Star(Glens Falls, NY)
Date: October 30, 2014

Woolf is right vote for women's rights

In a letter to the editor, UUP Empire State College Chapter President Pamela Malone explains why Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf is the right choice for women. >> Full story


Capitol Pressroom (Albany, NY)
Date: October 23, 2014

Kowal lends support to three pro-education state senators

UUP President Fred Kowal explains why Sens. Cecelia Tkaczak, Terry Gipson and Ted O'Brien deserve to be re-elected and praises them for being advocates for public higher education. >> Full interview audio


Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)
Date: October 21, 2014

Woerner offers real solutions for region

In a letter to the editor, UUP Empire State College Chapter President Pamela Malone details why she thinks Carrie Woerner deserves to be elected to the state Assembly. >> Full story


The Chief-Leader (New York, NY)
Date: October 20, 2014

UUP, PEF share $25,000 award for Downstate work

UUP President Fred Kowal says the union will continue to safeguard Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn from any privatization attempt, after news that UUP will share a $25,000 from AFT for its work to save Downstate. >> Full story available via paid subscription


AFT.org
Date: September 23, 2014

Turning up the heat to reverse climate change

UUP and AFT take a stand against climate change at massive Sept. 21 People's Climate March in New York City. >> Full story


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: September 23, 2014

Adjunct faculty to join SEIU

UUP President Fred Kowal applauds the vote by adjunct faculty at the College of St. Rose to unionize. >> Full story


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