DID YOU KNOW you need to vote for your raise tomorrow?

After seventeen hard-fought months of negotiations and mediation, our SBFA Negotiating Team reached a Tentative Agreement with the Administration on 10/4. The agreement includes raises of $1,700 for 21-22, $1,950 for 22-23, $2,100 for 23-24 and $2,200 for 24-25, a total raise of $7,950, on base, for full timers over the course of the four year agreement. Adjuncts will receive a 3% raise for 21-22, 3% for 22-23, 3.25% for 23-24, and 3.25% for 24-25, on base, for each year of the agreement. 

Other important points of the agreement include:

  • Retention of retiree health insurance language
  • Retention of online course numbers capped at 24
  • Retention of “five day rule”
  • No change in work year
  • Health insurance contributions up by only 1% effective January 1, 2023 and an additional 0.5% effective September 1, 2023. 

Despite the challenging negotiating climate, we feel that this is the best possible contract we can settle at this time, and it represents a fair shake for us in many of our areas of concern.

We ask each of you to vote YES to ratify this agreement on Tuesday, 10/18, online, between 12pm and 6pm.

If you have questions, join us on 10/18 for one of our Informational Meetings below:

Informational Meeting 1: Tuesday, October 18th at 11:00 AM (Zoom Link)

Informational Meeting 2: Tuesday, October 18th at 2:00 PM (Zoom Link)

Starting at 12 Noon on October 18th, voting takes place ONLINE ONLY. Use this LINK to cast your vote. You must be logged into your SUNY Broome gmail account. Voting will end at 6PM, and we will announce the results to our membership once the votes are counted.

In friendship and solidarity,


Suzanne V. Shepard, Ph.D.

President, SUNY Broome Faculty Association

Professor of English

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

SUNY Broome Community College

PO Box 1017 Upper Front Street

Binghamton, NY  13902

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