ALBANY, N.Y. Dec. 19, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today expressed disappointment in the veto of legislation that would require the state to pay for operational costs, including energy, building renovations and inflation, at its State University and City University systems.
NYSUT said, “Our SUNY and CUNY systems open the doors of opportunity for students and help make our state more economically competitive. We advocated for this ‘maintenance of effort’ legislation because we believe the state should pick up more of the mandatory costs of operating these exemplary institutions. We are disappointed by the veto, and will continue to press for a much greater investment in SUNY and CUNY in the upcoming budget.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.