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Academic Year 2019-2020


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Feb. 21, 2019

SUNY union: Chancellor should 'reconsider' role with power company

UUP President Fred Kowal calls on SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson to rethink her position as a board member at AES Corp., a Virginia-based company that operates a coal-burning power plant in Puerto Rico. The company has been spotlighted in media reports for its questionable methods of discarding toxic coal ash on the island, which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. >>
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Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Feb. 1, 2019

SUNY to focus on diversity hires

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in a story about SUNY's State of the University address expressing his support for expanding the divesity of SUNY's faculty ranks. >>
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Empire State Weelky (Albany, NY)
Date: Jan. 13, 2019

Interview with UUP President Fred Kowal

UUP President Fred Kowal talks about UUP’s legislative initiatives for 2019, as well as a number of issues impacting higher education and organized labor. >>
Interview

Academic Year 2018-2019


Capitol Connection (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 20, 2018

Interview with UUP President Fred Kowal

In a candid 30-minute interview, UUP President Fred Kowal talks about UUP’s legislative initiatives for 2019, as well as a number of issues impacting higher education and organized labor. >>
Full audio interview

Capitol Pressroom (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 20, 2018

UUP President Kowal talks legislative initiatives for 2019

UUP President Fred Kowal discusses UUP’s legislative agenda for 2019, as well as the necessity for more state funding for SUNY and the University’s three cash-strapped teaching hospitals. >>
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Capital Tonight (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 12, 2018

UUP Calls for Enhanced Maintenance of Effort

UUP President Fred Kowal urges the governor to sign a maintenance of effort bill for SUNY, and defends UUP's new contract, which some cash-strapped campuses are blaming for budget deficits. >>
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The Chief-Leader (New York City, NY)
Date: Dec. 10, 2018

PSC, UUP Call on State Assembly to Peg College Funding to Inflation Rate

In this story, UUP President Fred Kowal urges the governor to sign a true maintenance of effort for SUNY. >>
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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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