December 19, 2016
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

TOP Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the nearly 5,000 State University of New York Graduate Assistants Union/CWA Local 1104 today reached an agreement on a three-year contract. The agreement includes a 2 percent increase in 2016-17, a 2 percent increase in 2017-18 and a 2 percent increase in 2018-19.

“After negotiating in good faith, we have reached an agreement with GSEU/CWA Local 1104 that not only benefits SUNY’s teaching and research assistants, but protects all taxpayers. This is a fiscally responsible contract that will continue moving our public universities forward, ensuring the highest quality education for our students. I am pleased to have reached a fair, balanced deal for all involved, and look forward to our continued collaboration and partnership in the future.” 

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