December 16, 2019
"I commend the CUNY board for voting to approve the historic agreement between the City University of New York and the Professional Staff Congress, raising wages for over 30,000 employees in our public university system.
"Ensuring educators are well-supported is crucial to student success. With more New York City public school students entering college than ever before, we need strong public colleges and universities to be ready to lead them into the future.
"I'm proud to have been part of these negotiations and that the City is investing millions to strengthen CUNY Community Colleges' standing as a leader for all students as they move on to higher education."