Patrick M. Regan, a political science professor at Binghamton University, says his union–United University Professions–should agree to forgo 4 percent pay raises in July.
In a op-ed in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Regan writes:
New York has been very good to its unionized state workers over the past decade. Now when the state needs help.
It would be prudent for unions to effectively put on hold expected pay increases for one year, and in return have the state agree to extend the terms of our current contracts for one year beyond their current expiration dates.
Regan’s page on the university website (here) says his academic “interests revolve mainly around issues of violent armed conflict and its resolution.” So perhaps he’s the perfect guy to stick his neck out like this.