UPDATE: February 23, 2017
Stony Brook HSC Chapter of UUP
Angella Forde, UUP SB HSC Delegate, Chair of the Affirmative Action Committee and Co-Chair of the CAP Committee, was awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" for the Dept. of Pathology/Anatomical Pathology for 2017 at the annual Pathology Department Gala on February 17, 2017. Congratulations!
Chapter Officers will Change
Another chapter election cycle will begin in January. Nomination forms will be mailed to your homes on or after January 18. Consider running for a chapter position. Become a Professional or an Academic Delegate and represent our members at statewide meetings. Consider running for one of our chapter officer positions; President , Vice President for Academics, Vice President for Professionals, Secretary, Treasurer, Officer for Contingents, or our first Officer for Retirees.
Get involved! Your energy, your ideas, and your skills are needed at the chapter. If you plan run for an officer position submit you candidate statement and photo to our newsletter editor before close of business 2/7. We will publish officer candidate statements in a special edition of our chapter newsletter, Bridges. If you plan to run for any elected chapter position be sure to adhere to the 2017-2019 Chapter Elections Calendar available HERE
The University Club for faculty and professional staff, holds its gathering in the Simons Center Building on Fridays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. A complimentary lite buffet is sponsored by various campus departments and groups. Wine and beer ($5) and soft drinks ($2) are available. RSVP is requested. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
The Coalition of Active Retired Members (COARM) LI Regional Meeting
The Chapter Action Project (CAP) program is a three-year union initiative funded by NYSUT and developed by UUP to assist in building a chapter-based structure to recruit and engage new union members and activists.
SB HSC CAP CORNER NEWS Jan 2017 CLICK HERE
SB HSC CAP CORNER NEWS Oct 2016 CLICK HERE
Stony Brook Smoking Policy
Update to Retirement Plan Investment Providers On January 24, 2017, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees voted to terminate MetLife as an approved carrier for both the SUNY Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and SUNY’s 403(b) Program. MetLife will no longer be an approved SUNY retirement vendor beginning May 1, 2017. For more information CLICK HERE
UUP DELEGATE ASSEMBLY Update
At the Fall 2016 Delegate Assembly, a constitutional amendment was passed by the body that requires all chapters to have an elected OFFICER for RETIREES by JUNE 1, 2017. The new Officer for Retirees can be an Active or Retired Member. This new officer position will be on each chapter ballot To see photos of your delegates at work CLICK HERE
The Winter 2017 Delegate Assembly met January 28-30, 2017 in Saratoga Springs NY.
NYS Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, addressed the delegates at the assembly and acknowledged UUPers as front-line leaders on our campuses. His belief is that the NYS legislature “will be very open” to UUP’s advocacy this year, and encouraged our members to advocate with optimism and certainty.
The Lou Cammarosano Award was presented to the Stony Brook HSC Chapter of UUP by NYSUT in recognition of the chapter’s outstanding Improvement and Leadership during the calendar year. Only one other UUP Chapter, Upstate Medical Center, received this award this year. A plaque was presented which is displayed proudly in our chapter office.
For the 16th year, the SB HSC Chapter of UUP was awarded the Abel Blattman Award by NYSUT for the chapter’s sustained contributions to VOTE/COPE and their commitment to political advocacy.
is a new student teacher performance assessment that is impacting our students, colleagues, and teacher preparation programs across SUNY and the state. To learn more about edTPA CLICK HERE
Are you aware of UUP/NYS Joint Labor Management Grants (JLM)?
On April 7, 2017 SUNY's Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and technology (FACT2) will hold a symposium in Albany to explore the role virtual labs may play in on-campus and online education at SUNY institutions. UUP is interested in your comments, feedback, and possibly your attendance at this conference. For more Information CLICK HERE
Did you know that back issues of the VOICE and the ECHO are available online at CLICK HERE
The 2011-2016 Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions expired July 1, 2016. To see the list of our Negotiation TEAM members CLICK HERE. Members of the Negotiations TEAM are working diligently to reach an agreement with NYS/SUNY. As public sector workers in NYS/SUNY we are covered by the Triborough Amendment of the Taylor Law. The Taylor Law requires that both the employer and the employee representatives negotiate in good faith. The Triborough Amendment prohibits an employer from unilaterally altering an existing agreement while negotiating a new one. It protects the public by prohibiting public employee from striking and therefore withdrawing their public services. The over-arching goal of the Triborough Amendment is to maintain the status quo until a new collective bargaining agreement is achieved. For the latest negotiations news CLICK HERE
For highlights of the tentative Agreement CLICK HERE
HELP A FELLOW UNION MEMBER
Consider supporting members of IUE CWA Locals 359 and 380 who have been on strike since November 2, 2016. Their employer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) of Waterford, NY has replaced their union workers with unskilled scabs. These union workers handle toxic chemicals and have had their wages and benefits reduced drastically. The SB HSC Chapter will be doing fund raisers in FEBRUARY and MARCH to help supplement their strike fund which provides very limited support to these workers and their families. For more information CLICK HERE and HERE
We have learned that a tentative agreement could end the stoppage. We will wait to see how the ratification process goes, but the news right now looks good. I couldn't be happier for our sisters and brothers who have stood on the line, day and night, through the coldest days of this winter. And I couldn't be prouder of the role UUP played in helping them out.
Member Action Center (MAC ) is available to all UUP members along with the use of the web portal to send emails and electronic letters to state officials advocating for our initiatives. Delegates can also sign up for NYSUT email blasts by texting 38470 with the message NYSUT.
UUP is a very strong local within NYSUT and as such will send your elected NYSUT representatives to this convention to participate in the business of this union and to insure that higher education and health care are issues represented.
LEAD Institute The Leadership Education Action Development Institute (LEAD) is offering a new series of online workshops for UUP leaders, prospective leaders and members interested in getting more involved with the union. The 60-minute workshops, developed by NYSUT, are set to debut in February. They are free and available 24 hours a day. To register CLICK HERE
As a member of UUP you are also a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) with all the rights and benefits of membership. For a summary of AFT benefits CLICK HERE
As a member of UUP you are also a member of NYSUT. You will receive your new NYSUT membership card by mail at your home address shortly. These valuable cards come with a new feature this year: a miniature version for a key ring that lets members conveniently access benefits and discounts, as well as streamlined check in to local and statewide union events.
Everything that happens at SUNY Stony Brook is decided by the NYS legislators and the governor.
Your involvement in Everything that happens at SUNY and therefore on the Stony Brook campus is decided by the NYS legislators and the governor. Your involvement in the political process influences our elected officials. Make your voice heard. Consider joining UUP’s ADVOCACY efforts.the political process influences our elected officials. Make your voice heard.
Are you interested in making a difference? Join a small group of UUPers and visit your NYS Legislator either in Albany or at the his/her local Long Island Office. Watch for appointments announcements. Contact the SB HSC Chapter Office at 631 444-1505 for more information.
To send letters to NYS Legislators in support of SUNY campuses, SUNY hospitals, and transparency legislation in the operation of SUNY research and other foundations CLICK HERE
Consider participating in a “Day of Action” in Albany on Monday March 13. For more information CLICK HERE To register CLICK HERE After you registered, plan to attend ONE of the Training Sessions at Touro Law School, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, either Monday, Feb 27th or Monday, Mar 6th.
What do you know about the possibility of a NY State CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION?On Nov. 7, 2017, the people of NYS will be asked: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” This question appears on the ballot every 20 years under the New York State Constitution (Article 19, §2). Amending the NYS Constitution MAY NOT be beneficial. CLICK HERE
UUP Advocates for SUNY
Want to hear more Local LABOR News?
The NOVEMBER 2016 edition of our SB HSC UUP Chapter newsletter is available CLICK HERE
The JUNE 2016 edition of our SB HSC UUP Chapter newsletter is available CLICK HERE
Did you know that all of our Chapter newsletters have been archived and are available on the SUNY digital repository (aka SUNY DSpace)?