The October issue of Union News looks at the newly passed budget and how it will affect our CSUs, rising inequality among faculty on college campuses, and a statement of solidarity with fellow higher education unions.
The fact that the Connecticut General Assembly passed a compromise budget after months of stalemate is notable. And while this budget is much better than the previous budget that Gov. Malloy vetoed on Sept. 28, it still contains unfair attacks on working families and unions. This budget also achieves balance by raising revenues on the backs of those who can least afford it – the working poor and middle class.
If a state budget is supposed to reflect the values and morals of society, then this budget says protecting millionaires and multi-national corporations is more important than providing quality education, protecting our safety, and caring for the less fortunate.