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Stony Brook HSC Chapter of UUP




Chapter Election News

For election news and candidate statements, please see the special election edition of our chapter newsletter, Bridges. A hardcopy of Bridges will be distributed to your campus address of record and to view Bridges online CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events

February 2017
02/03   Go Red For Women Photo – gather in the HSC Galleria at noon
02/06   2p NYS Constitutional Convention’s Impact on Public Sector Workers (LIFED Hauppauge)
02/07   UUP Chapter Candidate Statement Due - Must be emailed to chapter newsletter editor  
02/14   Valentines Day Baskets Of Love
02/15   Chapter & Retiree Nomination Forms due in Albany 
02/16   Celebrate Diversity -Black History Month  HSC Galleria – speaker Paul Webster, NYSUT
02/16   JLM Workshop “Enhance your Supervisory Skills” at SUNY Downstate for details CLICK HERE
02/28   Chapter Exec Board
March 2017
03/01-02   NYSUT’s 2017 Higher Education Lobby Day REGISTER HERE by 2/8 
03/01-02   NYSUT Higher Ed Lobby Day
03/03-04   NYSUT bi-annual Health and Safety Conference – Saratoga   for details  CLICK HERE 
03/06-07   Committee of 100
03/07   SB HSC UUP Chapter General Membership Meeting –for Details CLICK HERE
03/07   NYCOSH: The ABCs of Workers’ Compensation  for details  CLICK HERE
03/13    ACLU “Call To Action” in ALBANY for Info CLICK HERE to register CLICK HERE
03/14    LI Federation Annual Reception  at Huntington Hilton 6p - 8p
03/20   Lunch&Learn Workshop titled “Stop the Bleed: Save a Life” for more info CLICK HERE
03/21   Chapter Exec Board
03/22   Retiree Ballots Due in Albany
03/26-27   Finance Committe Meeting Albany
April 2017
04/07-08   NYSUT  Representative Assembly – New York
04/07   Jobs With Justice Conference "MAKE GOOD TROUBLE"- for Details CLICK HERE
04/07   SUNY Faculty Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) in Albany - For info CLICK HERE
04/07   SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) will hold a symposium for Details CLICK HERE
04/12   Chapter Election Ballots Due in Albany
04/12   Special UUP General Membership Meeting with UUP Statewide President CLICK HERE
04/18   Chapter Exec Board
04/21   LI Regional RETIREE Lunch meeting at Farmingdale
04/21   Earthstock 2017 At Stony Brook Campus. For more info CLICK HERE
04/22   Hope Walk Against Addictions 10:30am at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai for more Info CLICK HERE
04/22   Earthday March for SCIENCE DC NYC and many other locations for more Info CLICK HERE
04/24   Pre Retirement Workshop Noon Tech Park - For Info CLICK HERE
04/25   LI Regional RETIREE Lunch Meeting at Stony Brook
04/25   Pre Retirement Workshop 5:00p Hospital - For Info CLICK HERE
04/26   Pre Retirement Workshop noon Ronkonkoma- For Info CLICK HERE
04/28   SB Roth Regatta 2017
04/28   Worker’s Memorial Day for more Info CLICK HERE
May 2017
05/02   Strawberry Fest & 14th Annual Diversity Day
05/04-06   Spring UUP Delegate Assembly  - Albany
05/04   Suffolk Community College  Foundation Salute to Excellence Gala honoring Rani Weingarten
05/06   I LOVE MY NYS Parks – Park Clean Up Day – For more info CLICK HERE
05/13   STAMP OUT HUNGER Food Drive for more Info CLICK HERE
05/14   Mothers’ Day
05/16   Chapter Exec Board
June 2017
06/01   Start the term of newly elected Chapter Leaders
06/06   LI Regional Professional Conference
06/20   Chapter Exec Board
July 2017
07/04   Happy 4th of July
07/22   FAMILY FUN DAY for Details  CLICK HERE
August 2017
Sept 2017
09/04   Labor Day
09/09   Labor Parade in NYC
October 2017
10/13-14   Fall UUP Delegate Assembly  - Buffalo
10/31   Halloween

Chapter News

Join UUPIf you are still an “agency fee payer” (meaning you pay 1% of you base salary but have not signed a UUP membership card), you can still become a UUP member. There is no additional cost. It’s easy. You can join right now just click on Join UUP

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The Department of Anesthesiology will be organizing the 14th annual SARAS At Stony Brook Medical Center program.

This is a 3 week program, July 10 to 28, that consists of discussions, brain storm sessions, lectures, experts’ views, video workshops and hands on workshops. Your UUP colleagues are responsible for this wonderful program. Registration opened on January 15, 2017 to high school students. Acceptance is on a first come first serve basis. For more information about the program CLICK HERE

Angella Kester HayeAngella Forde & Kester Haye, M.D., PhD were honored at the annual Pathology Department Gala on February 17, 2017. Angella Forde was awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" and Kester Haye, M.D., PhD. was named “Outstanding Resident” by the Pathology/Anatomical Pathology. Congratulations!
Angella Forde is active in UUP. She is an elected SB HSC UUP Delegate, the Chair of the Chapter Affirmative Action Committee and Co-Chair of the Chapter Action Project (CAP) Committee.
Kester Haye, M.D., PhD. is a Resident and UUP member who is working to further the mission of the Pathology Department.

Vote 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 

Club Red 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.

Retire The Coalition of Active Retired Members (COARM) LI Regional Meeting 
Are you a retired UUP member? Consider attending The next LI Regional COARM Meeting.

uupchapter 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.





bylaws Chapter Bylaws
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. 
The 1990 Bylaws can be accessed HERE
The 2012 Proposed Bylaws can be accessed HERE 

smoking Stony Brook Smoking Policy 
To view the Smoking Policy CLICK HERE

Statewide News

Join UUPIf you are still an “agency fee payer” (meaning you pay 1% of you base salary but have not signed a UUP membership card), you can still become a UUP member. There is no additional cost. It’s easy. You can join right now just click on Join UUP

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Retirement 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


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. For more information CLICK HERE

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.

award Chapter Awards

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.

edtpa  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                         

uup joint labor ny state

Are you aware of UUP/NYS Joint Labor Management Grants (JLM)?

Money is available to support your work. To find out about these opportunities CLICK HERE and HERE

SUNYfact 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

newspaperDid you know that back issues of the VOICE and the ECHO are available online at CLICK HERE

Negotiations Update

negotiation 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

suny The SUNY Policies have been updated. For the latest version CLICK HERE

The 2011-2016 UUP/NYS Collective Bargaining Agreement is available online. To reference the
contract CLICK HERE

For highlights of the tentative Agreement CLICK HERE

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

delta NEW DHMO Delta Dental Option for more information CLICK HERE

davis Enhanced DAVIS VISION BENEFIT is available. For more information CLICK HERE

For more information on these or any benefit, call the UUP Benefit Trust Fund at 1 800-UUP-FUND

To speak with staff at NYS Work Life Program CLICK HERE or NYS Balance CLICK HERE

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uie 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.

Description: 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.
For more information on NYSUT MAC CLICK HERE

Description: NYSUT As a member of UUP you are also a member of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) with all the rights and benefits of membership. For a summary of NYSUT benefits CLICK HERE

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.

Description: 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     
Some of the themes to be covered in the online courses are contract enforcement, member engagement, and professional and union leadership development. For more information and to view the course offerings, CLICK HERE

Description: American Federation of Teachers logoAs 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

New NYSUT Membership Cards will be mailed soon. Sharon Hines

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.

Be on the lookout for your new card. You will also receive material outlining the details of the growing array of NYSUT Member Benefits along with a brief guide to "what membership means to you".

Political Action

  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.

volunteers making a difference 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.
LOCAL IN-DISTRICT appointments are scheduled for Friday, March 3 and Friday, March 10. Please consider joining your colleagues at one of these visits. Contact the SB HSC Chapter Office at 631 444-1505 for more details.

Vote   Everything that happens at SUNY and therefore at the Stony Brook, is decided by the NYS legislators and the governor. It is imperative that we continually remind our state leaders the importance of directing NYS tax-dollars to SUNY, to support our SUNY campuses, our 4 SUNY HSCs, our 3 SUNY hospitals and our LI State Vets Home. CONSIDER donating to VOTE/COPE our political action fund. As little as a dollar a paycheck ($26 annually) will ensure that we have the funds we need to advocate on behalf of our patients, our students, our communities, and our members. CLICK HERE to Donate to VOTE/COPE

take action  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 

ACLU 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.

nononoWhat 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
Watch UUP's ad advocating for SUNY CLICK HERE

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.

Do you know what is happening at SUNY Downstate Medical Center?
Read the MRT Workgroup Proposal and why UUP opposes the Proposal at Click HERE

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

Want to hear more Local LABOR News?

Listen to Labor Lines online at
and listen to UCOMMM Radio online at
and listen to WAMC Northeast Public Radio CLICK HERE



The MARCH 2017 ELECTION edition of our SB HSC UUP Chapter newsletter is available CLICK HERE

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)?
To read all the back issues from 1978 to the present, go to: