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CUNY and Faculty Union Reach Tentative Deal to End Long Labor Fight

The City University of New York and its faculty union have reached a tentative agreement that would end a longstanding labor dispute, the parties announced on Thursday.

The union, known as the Professional Staff Congress, said in a news release that the proposed agreement “provides 10.41 percent in compounded salary increases over a period of slightly more than seven years, from October 20, 2010, through November 30, 2017.” The union said its members had not seen raises in more than six years.

James B. Milliken, CUNY’s chancellor, said in a written statement that the deal “provides not only a much-needed increase in pay for our many faculty and staff, but it also includes additional provisions important to CUNY’s competitiveness for talent at all levels.”

The agreement is subject to ratification by the union’s membership, which includes more than 25,000 faculty members and staff, and CUNY’s Board of Trustees.

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