UUP Contract Negotiations Team Open Meetings with Chapter Members
The 2011-2016Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions expires July 1, 2016. UUP’s extensive preparations to negotiate the successor contract are in progress. As many members of the Negotiations Team as possible will travel to all UUP Chapters during the statewide listening tour – an in person means of communication with members for UUP’s needs assessment phase.
Negotiations Team members will be here to listen to your ideas, thoughts, and concerns At the following LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:30pm
at hsc level3 GALLERIA Lunch will be Provided
or Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:15pm
at hsc level2 Lecture Hall 1 a snack will be provided
OR THURSDAY, September 24, 2015 at 7:00AM
at hsc level3 GALLERIA a snack will be Provided
Please don’t miss this opportunity to express your views and offer ideas, suggestions, and recommendations directly to members of the UUP Negotiations Team.
Please plan to attend one of the listed sessions.
To submit your SUGGESTIONS Complete the form found HERE
Members of the UUP Negiotiations Team are:
Chief Negotiator: J. Philippe Abraham, UUP Statewide Vice President for Professionals
Associate/Deputy Chief Negotiator: Mike Smiles, Vice President for Academics, Farmingdale Chapter
Assistant Chief Negotiator: Pamela Malone, UUP Statewide Executive Board Member and Empire State College UUP President
Assistant Chief Negotiator: Jason Torre, Vice President for Academics, Stony Brook Main Chapter
Bret E. Benjamin - Albany
Douglas S. Cody - Farmingdale
Raymond P. Dannenhoffer - Buffalo HSC
Jennifer L. Drake - Cortland
Patricia D. Ghee - Buffalo State
Carolyn S. Kube - Stony Brook HSC
Michael J. Lyon - Upstate Medical University
Idalia Torres - Fredonia
Thomas J. Tucker - Buffalo Center
William J. Tusang - Cobleskill
Paula S. White - Downstate Medical Center
Anne Wiegard - Cortland
Beth Wilson - New Paltz
Ezra Zubrow - Buffalo Center
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
UUP is in the process of generating and distributing Hardcopy CBA booklets which will be available soon.
HSC Advocacy Day in ALBANY – To join the group register HERE
UUP Presidents Conference - Albany
Chapter Executive Board Meeting (this is a WEDNESDAY)
Celebrate Diversity: A Rainbow Experience Watch for Flyers
Saturday 4p-8:30p Fishing Trip on the Celtic Quest (watch for flyers)
Mr. Softee at various locations
LIRR trip to NYC from Ronkonkoma
UUP Summer Membership BBQ Meeting
UUP DA Buffalo
SPRING 2016 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program Application Due
Celebrate Diversity: A Latino & Caribbean Experience Watch for Flyers
COARM Retiree Luncheon Meeting at Farmingale
Pre-retirement Workshop (watch for flyers)
“Harvest Festival” Saturday Night location TBD (Watch for Flyers)
COARM Retiree Luncheon Meeting at Stony Brook
Fund Raiser for a Family in Need (Watch for Flyers)
Celebrate Diversity: A Taste of Asia (Watch for Flyers)
UUP Holiday Membership Meetings (Watch for Flyers)
LIRR trip to NYC (Watch for Flyers)
For the 2015 SB HSC UUP Chapter Election resultsCLICK HERE
For a complete list of all 2015 UUP chapter election resultsCLICK HERE
2015-2017 Chapter Elections Calendar is availableHERE
In the regular 2015 chapter elections, no candidate for Chapter Officer for Contingents received 50% of the votes cast for that office, so a run-off election was held between the 2 candidates receiving the most votes. Voting in the runoff election closed JUNE 10, 2015.
Nancy Balkon has won the run-off election. She has been elected to a two year term effective immediately as Officer for Contingents for the SB HSC Chapter of UUP. Congratulations Nancy!!
For the complete SB HSC run-off election results CLICK HERE
NEWs regarding Individual Development Awards (IDA aka PDA)
Awards can be granted for professional development activities occurring only within the period JULY 2, 2014 thru JULY 1, 2015. Applications for activities occurring in any other period will not be considered. The application deadline for submitting an Individual Development Awards to the SB HSC Chapter office is FEBRUARY 18, 2015.
CLICK HERE for more details
Campus Camps had run a summer camp program at SBU for many years. They were unable to continue at SBU this summer, BUT they have been able to rent space on the Oakdale campus of St. John’s University and will run a very similar program at this new location. They are offering a discount to ALL Stony Brook Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Students and will be providing transportation to and from Stony Brook. For more information about the program CLICK HERE
The Coalition of Active Retired Members (COARM) LI Regional Meeting
Are you a retired UUP member? Consider attending The next LI Regional COARM Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Stony Brook Hilton Hotel. Contact the chapter office for details.
Please welcome our new Chapter Assistant Valerie Goldman.
Valerie was selected from a large pool of capable applicants. She has been a wonderful addition to our office. She is organized and efficient and she has certainly helped the office run smoothly. Valerie joined our chapter in April 2014. If you haven't already met Valerie, please stop in and say hi.
For 2013 SB HSC Chapter Election RESULTS 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.
SPRING 2015 Delegate Assembly
Nearly 300 delegates met and re-elected three statewide officers to two-year terms at the spring gathering of the union’s policymaking and legislative body, April 17 and 18 in Saratoga Springs.
Fred Kowal to a second two-year term as UUP president., Eileen Landy was re-elected to an eighth term as UUP’s statewide secretary and Arthur Shertzer was elected to his first full term as UUP’s membership development officer. Shertzer has served in the position since January, when he was elected to fill a vacancy. For more details CLICK HERE
Our Teacher Education programs and students need our help. CLICK HEREto learn more about UUP's Teacher Education Task Force efforts and to find out what you can do to help.
The 2015 Winter Delegate Assemble was held at the Downtown Albany Hilton January 25-26. Even with winter storms looming union business proceeded as planned and two statewide elections were conducted. Fred Kowal and the officers will be making regional visits to talk with campus UUP leaders in smaller groups to gather grass roots information about the needs and day to day operation of the chapters. All with serving the needs of the members. Membership Development Officer (MDO) elected to complete the Term of Edison Bond.
Our Statewide UUP Membership Development Officer, Edison Bond, Jr., stepped down as MDO effective Dec 2014. Our UUP Constitution requires that an election be held to fill the office of MDO for the remainder of the term, which is through May 31, 2015. Ray Gleason of SUNY Alfred State College was appointed to fill the position until this election could be held. At the Winter 2015 DA (January 25-26, 2015) an election for MDO was conducted. Candidates for the position were Artie Shertzer of SUNY Stony Brook and Tom Hoey of SUNY Albany. The candidates were both very qualified and the election was very close. Artie Shertzer was elected MDO and will fill the remainder of Edison Bond’s term ending May 31, 2015.
A statewide election will be conducted to elect an MDO for the 2015-2017 term at the 2015 Spring DA (April 17-18, 2015). Candidates for this position who wish their candidate's statement to be published in The Voice and to appear on the UUP statewide website must follow the election policy available online at www.uupinfo.org
Tom Hoey of SUNY Albany was elected to fill the Professional Executive Board member seat vacated by Artie Shertzer as the result of his election as MDO.
2014 Nina Mitchell Award for Distinguished Service
The 2014 Nina Mitchell Award for Distinguished Service has been awarded to Ed Drummond and Jeanne Galbraith, both retired from SB HSC Chapter, and Candy Merbler retired from SUNY Albany Chapter. An article in the September/October 2014 issue of the Voice highlights their achievement and service to UUP. To read the article CLICK HERE
The 2014 summer issue of The Voice is an "online only" issue accessible HERE
UUP's Communications Department is working on an new online format for The Voice. In the coming months we will publish additional "online only" editions in a new format to supplement the hard copy issues that are mailed to members' homes. We are moving toward a mix of hard copy and online issues in order to cut costs and accommodate member suggestions for more easily readable and accessible online editions.
Past issues of The Voice are available online on the UUP home page
edTPA 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 DA Election results May 3, 2014
Delegates overwhelmingly supported their leadership team by re-electing all incumbent officers and board members to their statewide posts for another two-year term. Re-elected without opposition were VP for Academics Jamie Dangler, VP for Professionals Philippe Abraham, and Treasurer Rowena Blackman-Stroud.
Unopposed for re-election to the board were Mike Lyon of Upstate Medical University and Carolyn Kube of Stony Brook HSC. Incumbents Ray Gleason of Alfred and Idalia Torres of Fredonia held off challenges to retain their board seats. Gleason defeated Todd Bates of Canton; Torres beat Tom Hoey of Albany and Bates. Ezra Zubrow of Buffalo Center was elected for the first time since 2007-2008; he defeated Joe Petrick of Alfred.
NYSUT RA Election results April 5, 2014
Karen Magee, the union’s first woman president, was elected by NYSUT delegates at the 2014 Representative Assembly, April 4-6 in New York City.
RA delegates also re-elected Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta and voted for three new leaders—vice presidents Catalina Fortino and Paul Pecorale, and Secretary-Treasurer Martin Messner.
UUP President, Fred Kowal and three other UUPers—VP for Academics Jamie Dangler, Treasurer Rowena Blackman-Stroud (who was re-elected), and Tom Tucker, Buffalo Center Chapter president and Outreach Committee co-chair—were elected to the NYSUT Board of Directors.
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
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
NYSUT 43rd annual Representative Assembly (RA) is taking place May 1-2, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo. The RA is your opportunity to directly affect the policies of NYSUT. The direction and continued democracy of NYSUT depend on your participation. 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 ed 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
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
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
New NYSUT Membership Cards will be mailed soon.
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".
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.
UUP is embarking on an ambitious post-budget advocacy program. UUP's post-budget legislative priorities include bills that support a true Maintenance of Effort, transparency, and a public higher education endowment. We need your help to protect and enhance public higher education and health care and employee rights in New York!
Tuesday June 9 is designated as Long Island and New York City Chapters Advocacy Day
The tentative agenda for our Advocacy Day is as follows:
Noon: Briefing (location TBD)
1:00PM-3:00PM: Pre-arranged meetings with legislators
3:30PM: Depart Legislative Office Building
*Lunch will be provided
Transportation will be PROVIDED
NME does strongly support collective action, which may take many forms. Adjuncts and their allies should develop varied strategies to end the abuse and exploitation of contingent academic labor throughout higher education. For more information about this movement CLICK HERE
The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL)
Are you a CONTINGENT employee? Are you ineligible to achieve Permanent or Continuing Appointment (tenure)? Are you part time, per diem, or temporary? Are you a clinical professor or considered adjunct faculty? Do you hold a title listed in Appendix A B or C of Article XI of the SUNY Board of Trustees? If you fit any of these descriptions, you are a CONTINGENT.
As a Contingent, the condition of adjunct faculty is your condition. Get involved in the movement to establish better job security, a guarantee of unemployment insurance, a consistency in health insurance coverage and higher wages for all contingent employees. For more information about the movement 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.
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
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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".
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