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2016 Issue/Topic
4/13/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal supporting striking workers at Verizon
4/1/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the final 2016-17 state budget
3/29/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on SCOTUS decision in Friedrichs case
3/21/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Betty Rosa's election as Regents Chancellor
2/25/16 UUP: Now is the time to invest in the future of SUNY, CUNY
2/8/16 UUP to lawmakers: Now is the time to invest in SUNY
2/1/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the Empire Center report on state payrolls
1/13/16 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the governor’s 2016 State of the State address
1/11/16 UUP’s new ad campaign focuses on adjuncts
2015 Issue/Topic
12/14/15 UUP unveils innovative action plan for 2016
12/14/15 Media Advisory: UUP to unveil ambitious 2016 legislative action plan
12/14/15 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on governor’s veto of Maintenance of Effort bill
12/10/15 UUP praises UAlbany report on part-time/contingent faculty; Union releases its own study, recommendations
11/23/15 UUP opens scholarship application process
11/18/15 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on moves to block Syrian refugees from U.S. soil
11/12/15 UUP: Performance-based funding would harm SUNY students, campuses
10/5/15 UUP awards scholarships to four SUNY students
7/22/15 Students, faculty to governor: sign bipartisan bill to strengthen state’s commitment to public higher education
6/30/15 Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Supreme Court's consideration of Friedrichs case
4/23/15 UUP mourns loss of former member Warren Weinstein
4/21/15 Kowal re-elected as UUP president
4/1/15 UUP: Mixed bag for SUNY in new state budget
3/19/15 SED fails to set passing scores before forcing student teachers to take new certification tests
3/5/15 UUP calls for investigation of SED teacher certification process; students tell of anxiety, difficulties with new exams
3/3/15 UUP to call for major action on botched SED teacher certification process; affected students to speak
2/26/15 UUP TV/print ads say Gov. Cuomo’s plans for SUNY are ‘wrong’ for students, public higher ed
2/10/15 UUP to lawmakers: Invest in SUNY; reject performance-based funding and save teacher preparation programs
2/3/15 Statement by UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on the election of Carl Heastie as new Assembly speaker
1/22/15 New York no 'state of opportunity' for SUNY students
1/9/15 Statement by UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Obama’s plan for free community college tuition
2014 Issue/Topic
12/10/14 UUP president to testify at TAP hearing
12/9/14 Student debt refinancing, promoting access keystones of UUP’s new action plan
12/3/14 UUP opens scholarship application process
11/20/14 UUP blasts college-specific data released by SED on teacher certification exams
10/20/14 UUP awards scholarships to three SUNY students
8/15/14 UUP: Bring hostage home now
6/30/14 Statement by UUP President Fred Kowal on Harris v. Quinn ruling
5/28/14 UUP president urges passage of “DREAM” Act
5/13/14 New video from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education questions false promises of online education industry
5/5/14 UUP delegates return statewide leaders, Executive Board members to office
4/30/14 UUP president supports action on new teacher certification requirements
4/29/14 UUP president to testify before state legislative panel on new teacher certification requirements
3/31/14 New state budget increases aid for SUNY, helps safeguard SUNY hospitals
3/26/14 UUP calls for suspension of edTPA certification mandate
3/19/14 UUP President urges SUNY Trustees to proceed with caution on Nano College, SUNYIT merger
3/14/14 UUP disputes claims in SED press release on edTPA
3/10/14 UUP mounts ads campaign promoting public higher education endowment, SUNY Downstate
3/10/14 SUNY Downstate Coalition of Faith, Labor and Community Leaders concludes 48-hour fast to defend vital health care services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
3/9/14 Interfaith clergy in Brooklyn rally, start 48-hour fast to protect vital health care services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
3/6/14 SUNY Downstate Coalition of Faith, Labor and Community Leaders begins 48-hour fast to defend vital health care services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
2/26/14 Students & Faculty to Legislators: Invest more in CUNY and SUNY; pass the DREAM Act & reform financial aid; and start a Higher Ed Endowment
2/24/14 Students and faculty to call on the Legislature to increase funding for Higher Education
2/12/14 UUP works in coalition with hundreds of SUNY students to advocate for increased funding for EOP, EOC programs
2/11/14 UUP brings 300 SUNY students and members to Capitol to push for more funding for EOP, EOC
2/6/14 UUP tells lawmakers: SUNY needs increased funding for operating costs, teaching hospitals
2/6/14 Elected leaders join Central Brooklyn faith, community and labor leaders at march to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center
2/5/14 SUNY faculty union president to testify before state legislative budget panel
1/31/14 AFT President, State Comptroller and State AFL-CIO President to address United University Professions’ 2014 Winter Delegate Assembly
1/22/14 UUP: Executive Budget “disappointing” for SUNY campuses, teaching hospitals

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