** For Immediate
Kathleen Sims, GSEU
Albany, NY, Area Vice President
Workplace Breaking News
Tuesday, January 23
Wednesday, January 24
graduate teachers and researchers throughout New York's State
system have just gained the opportunity to ratify a newly
with the State of New York. Although negotiations have
2 years, officers and negotiators from the Graduate Student
Union as well as representatives from the Govenor's Office of
SUNY System Administrations and Administrators from
throughout the State signed a tentative agreement whose
and benefits include: wage minimums, allocation of
development funds, redress for skyrocketing fees,
8 million dollars worth of raises, and resolution of
with GSEU's health care coverage.
the Graduate Student Employees Union and Chief Contract
Monazir Khan, said, "At present, SUNY ranks forty-eighth among
state university systems in the Nation with respect graduate
As top-notch educators and researchers, we must do our
part in the
fight to ensure that SUNY amplifies its mission of educational
This contract is a victory. The improvements in the
agreement are greater than the increases for members in any
Among other issues, this new contract includes
totaling $300,000 for professional development, which will
members during the life of the contract.
the Graduate Student Employees Union will vote to ratify the
agreement in February 2001.
Albany Area Vice President
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