To view the 2011-2016 Contract Q & A (last updated July 11, 2013) CLICK HERE
The DATES when CONTRACTED PAY RAISES will be in your paycheck have been announced. CLICK HERE
For information about the Deficit Reduction Program (DRP) and changes to Empire Plan Health Insurance Premiums CLICK HERE
NEWs regarding Individual Development Awards (IDA aka PDA)
Awards up to $1000 can be granted for professional development activities occurring within the period JULY 1, 2013 thru JUNE 30, 2014. Applications for activities occurring in any other period will not be considered. The SB HSC Chapter of UUP is accepting applications until February 12, 2014. Instructions for completing the application can be found at http://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/development/individual.html Construct your application including a budget summary by using the online application form which can be accessed at http://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/uup/uup_form.cfm Include copies of your Receipts with your application. Do not send original receipts with your application. Original receipts are required for submission after you are notified of your award amount, so, be sure to keep the original receipts for submission at that time. Be sure to sign the printed application. Submit 2 copies of the above documents to: SB HSC UUP Office: HSC Level-5 Room 572 (Zip 8553). If any item is missing your application is INCOMPLETE and may not be considered for the award.
NEW DHMO Delta Dental Option for more information CLICK HERE Or Call the UUP Benefit Trust Fundat
VACATION DAY LIMIT increased to 42 days for year ending 2013
An agreement between UUP & SUNY was reached Oct 1, 2013 which will adjust the limit for accumulated vacation days up from 40 days to 42 days for the year ending 2013.
Because of the Deficit Reduction Program imposed on NYS public sector workers by our governor and NYS legislators, your take home pay will be smaller for a while. If you are having trouble meeting your financial obligations, you may want to speak with staff at NYS Work Life Program CLICK HERE or NYS Balance CLICK HERE
(Login:nys Password:balance all lower case)
Holiday Membership Meeting - Flowerfield (RSVP Watch for flyers)
Holiday Membership Meeting - Hosp/HSC Galleria (RSVP Watch for flyers)
Holiday Membership Meeting - Tech Park (RSVP Watch for flyers)
Holiday Membership Meeting - ASC ACP (RSVP Watch for flyers)
Holiday Membership Meeting - LISVH (RSVP Watch for flyers)
Holiday Membership Meeting - Dental School (RSVP Watch for flyers)
LIRR Trip from 10:40am Ronkonkoma to NYC for more info CLICK HERE
CABIN FEVER Winter Social at the Stony Brook Hilton Garden (Watch for flyers)
Fishing Trip Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson(Watch for flyers)
Campus Equity Week is October 28 – November 2, 2013
The purpose of Campus Equity Week is an attempt to raise public awareness of the inequity surrounding contingent academic labor and expose the fact that only a quarter of all the teachers in American colleges and universities today are tenure-track faculty, while the other three-quarters are comprised of part-time adjuncts, full-time lecturers and other contingent faculty members or graduate teaching assistants.
For some insight into the plight of our contingent faculty's situation CLICK HERE
Chapter 2013-2014 Budget Accepted
At a special chapter membership meeting held Thursday, March 28, 2013 in lecture hall 4 of the HSC, those members present, voted to accept the 2013-2014 chapter budget as presented by the chapter treasurer, Charles Hines. The budget was developed after gathering information from chapter officers, the chapter exec board and chapter committees. It is based on the operational needs of the chapters and takes into consideration the events, workshops, and activites planned by the chapter for next fiscal year.
Candidate statements are available in a special election's edition of our chapter newsletter, Bridges. To view the newsletter online CLICK HERE
The Bylaws Committee will continue their work. Our chapter bylaws need to be updated to be in line with the UUP statewide constitution. Please watch for announcements regarding the bylaws.
Effective June 1, 2013 our new Statewide Officers and Executive Board take office
For a list of all Statewide Officers and Executive Board Members CLICK HERE
More representation for our contingents
At the 2013 Winter Delegate Assembly, a Constitutional Amendement was proposed and adopted which states that the Officer for Contingents shall be an additional delegate regardless of category. The Officer for Contingents shall not affect the Delegate Allocation for the chapter as specified in ARTICLE VIII. Section 2. c.
Everything that happens at SUNY Stony Brook is decided by the NYS legislators and the governor. Your involvement in the political process influences our elected officials. Make your voice heard.
Advocacy for SUNY in Albany
UUPers in large numbers brought the union's call for more funding for SUNY to the Albany offices of more than 70 legislators on Tuesday, February 26. Ninety members from chapters from across the state included 15 from our SB HSC Chapter walked to the State Legislative Office Building and pressed lawmakers and their staffers for more state dollars for SUNY and to support the union's effort to keep SUNY Downstate Medical Center a fully functioning state-run public hospital.
What about LICH?
LICH, the Long Island College Hospital, was acquired by Brooklyn Downstate Medical only to have its campus president recommend that the facility be closed. On February 8, 2013 Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented that recommendation at a meeting of the SUNY Board of Trustees. To read more about this recommendation CLICK HERE
The facility will remain open (and probably continue losing money) until the DOH acts to approve the closure.
There is speculation that the DOH will not allow the closure, but only time will tell. UUP has members working at both Brooklyn Downstate and at LICH.
What about Southampton Hospital?
Have you heard that STONY BROOK MEDICINE and SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL have taken a major step toward a stronger partnership? CLICK HERE to read more about these plans.
For more information about what's going on at Brooklyn Downstate Medical CLICK HERE
It's easy to contact your legislators!Let your legislators know you oppose the closing of SUNY Downstate Medical Center CLICK HERE
Let your legislators know you want to continue to fund the HCOP Programs CLICK HERE
To receive interoffice mail where you work, your campus mailing address should match your actual WORK LOCATION.
You can update your campus mailing address from SOLAR.
To access SOLAR CLICK HERE
Under "Security and Personal Data" Click on "Office Address". Make any necessary changes and "save".
United University Professions is the union representing nearly 30,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 state-operated State University of New York campuses, plus Central Administration, Empire State College, and the New York State Theatre Institute. The women and men who make up UUP educate the next generation of workers and leaders. They also engage in groundbreaking research and provide invaluable service to their communities.
United University Professions. HSC L5-572 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, New York, 11794-8553. (631) 444-1505. For questions about this web site, contact the webmaster, Saskya Barresi