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Academic Year 2018-2019


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 5, 2018

SUNY officials, union debate how to pay for professor raises

This story provides coverage of UUP President Fred Kowal's testimony regarding a true maintenance of effort for SUNY, and how the lack of such a provision is making it difficult for some campuses to cover mandatory expenses. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 5, 2018

Higher ed advocates rally for MOE bill approval

This story covers UUP President Fred Kowal's testimony regarding a true maintenance of effort for SUNY, and how the lack of such a provision is making it difficult for some campuses to cover mandatory expenses. >>
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Binghamton University Pipe Dream (Binghamton, NY)
Date: Nov. 26, 2018

Running low on revenue: Binghamton University struggles to cover employee raises

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story about Binghamton University and the need for SUNY to be more aggressive in advocating for more funding for the university, and SUNY as a whole. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 19, 2018

Mahoney's new challenge: Fixing higher ed woes

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story about former Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney starting her new jobs as chief operating officer at SUNY ESF and a special advisor at Upstate Medical University. >>
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WAMC Radio (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 6, 2018

Fred Kowal: Wag The Dog Or A Coup?

UUP President Fred Kowal provides commentary on President Donald Trump's lies and imflammatory rhetoric regarding a group of immigrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexican border. >>
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Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 10, 2018

SUNY sets faculty-student dating rules

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story about a new SUNY Board of Trustees policy governing sexual or romantic relationships between faculty/staff and students. >>
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Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 4, 2018

Viewpoint: In wake of Janus, unions are getting stronger

UUP President Fred Kowal stands up for organized labor in a hard-hitting op-ed in the Albany Times Union. >>
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Syracuse.com (Syracuse, NY)
Date: Oct. 1, 2018

Upstate Medical union questions Mahoney's new role on campus, demands transparency

UUP President Fred Kowal questions Joanie Mahoney's new role at Upstate Medical University and calls on the state to be more transparent as it seeks new leadership for the troubled SUNY campus. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Sept. 20, 2018

Fred Kowal: What Not to Cover

In this commentary for WAMC, UUP President Fred Kowal talks about why news networks shouldn't provide live coverage of political rallies held by President Donald Trump. >>
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City & State (New York City, NY)
Date: Sept. 6, 2018

Winners & Losers: UUP President Fred Kowal

UUP President Fred Kowal was a winner because UUP members overwhelmingly ratified the union's new six-year contract. >>
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Bloomberg Law (Washington, D.C.)
Date: Sept. 6, 2018

College Faculty Across New York Get 2 Percent Raises

Story on the ratification of UUP's new contract with New York state. >>
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The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY)
Date: Sept. 5, 2018

SUNY staff to see raises after ratifying new contract

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story about UUP's new six-year contract with New York state. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Sept. 5, 2018

UUP ratifies new 6-year contract with state

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story about UUP's new six-year contract with New York state. >>
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Daily Gazette, (Schenectady, NY)
Date: Sept. 5, 2018

State university employees ratify six-year contract

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this story the overwhelming ratification of UUP's new six-year contract with the state. >>
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City & State (New York City, NY)
Date: Sept. 3, 2018

The Labor Power 50

UUP President Fred Kowal is named as one of New York state's top 50 labor leaders. >>
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