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Press Release

November 8, 2019


CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement regarding today’s veto by Governor Cooper of Senate Bill 354, which would have provided raises for UNC System employees:

“Despite today’s veto, we remain hopeful that a good working solution can be found to keep our employee pay on par with all other North Carolina state employees,” Dr. Roper said. “The salary increases proposed in this bill were a higher amount than the governor himself put forth in his own proposed budget back in March. We have fought hard to work with our state’s leaders to improve salary outcomes for UNC System employees, and we will continue to do so.”