UPDATE: May 20, 2013
Stony Brook HSC Chapter of UUP
UUP and State Reach a Tentative Agreement
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will mail ratification ballots to your home May 1. Please, take the time to review the contract information presented and make an informed decision. Make your vote count. Return your ballot by the deadline, June 3.
Fred Kowal and Wes Kennison have a message for the membership regarding the contract ratification. To read their message CLICK HERE
For this and other negotiations news CLICK HERE
For highlights of the tentative Agreement CLICK HERE
For the Contract Economic Impact Calculator CLICK HERE
For information about the Deficit Reduction Program (DRP) and changes to Empire Plan Health Insurance Premiums CLICK HERE
President Phil Smith, Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler, the union's chief contract negotiator, and members of our Negotiations Team have been visiting campuses across the state to speak to members and explain UUP's tentative agreement. They visited SB HSC Chapter March 6 and spoke to more than 500 of ourmembers.
There was also a contract Q&A Session on April 24 at NOON at Tech Park Bldg 31. John Marino, NYSUT Staff Director, Carolyn Kube, Negotiations Team Member and Chapter VPP, and Carol Gizzi, Chapter President were available to answer member questions about the tentative contract.
06/04 Chapter Officer's Meeting
06/08 LI Regional Professional Conference at Huntington Hilton - Postponed until the Fall
06/08 NYSUT Rally in ALBANY - hop on the bus and join colleagues at the Rally - for more info CLICK HERE
06/11 Special Statewide Exec Board Meeting in Albany
06/21 New Resident Orientation
06/22 Fishing Trip Captree CLICK HERE
06/29 LIRR Trip 9:40a from Ronkonkoma to NYC CLICK HERE
07/20 Fishing Trip Captree CLICK HERE
10/19 LIRR Trip 9:40a from Ronkonkoma to NYC (watch for flyers)
10/26 5th Annual Halloween Gathering (watch for flyers)
12/14 LIRR Trip from 10:40a Ronkonkoma to NYC (watch for flyers)
Chapter 2013-2014 Budget AcceptedAt 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
Chapter Elections were closed March 20, 2013
For SB HSC Chapter Election RESULTS CLICK HERE
Chapter BylawsThe 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
To view the Smoking Policy CLICK HERE
Fred Kowal elected as the next Statewide UUP PresidentAt the Spring 2013 DA in May, elections were conducted for Statewide President Statewide Secretary, Statewide Membership Development Officer and 8 Statewide Executive Board seats.
Fred Kowal was elected as our next Statewide UUP President.
For all statewide office and executive board election results 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 AlbanyUUPers 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.
Do you know what is happening at SUNY Downstate Medical Center?Read the MRT Workgroup Proposal and why UUP opposes the Proposal at
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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