Author Topic: UUP report  (Read 1601 times)

John Schumacher

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
UUP report
« on: November 14, 2012, 10:22:47 AM »
UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (jeschumacher@gmail.com)
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
November 16, 2012


United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Contract Negotiations
•   See http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/index.php for information and updates; latest update dated 11/07/12; “The long and difficult process of trying to reach an acceptable agreement with the governor’s negotiators continues”;

Elections
•   “NYSUT congratulates winners, urges bipartisan cooperation” (state/national elections) http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/mediareleases_18445.htm New York State results (with NYSUT endorsement information) at http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/pdf/Election%20Winners%20Fall%202012.pdf
•   “From Senate Races to Ballot Measures, American People Vote Decisively
for Shared Responsibility” (AFT) http://aft.org/newspubs/press/2012/110712a.cfm
•   Edison Bond (Downstate) is the newly elected UUP Membership Development Officer http://www.uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/121015.php
•   Please consider helping out by running for a UUP chapter office http://www.uupinfo.org/elections/pdf/Calendar2013-2015Elections.pdf

Hurricane Sandy   
•   For information on receiving help or providing help, please see http://www.uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/pdf/Disaster%20Relief%20Resource%20Sheet_1.pdf and http://www.uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/121101.php;
•   “UUPers step up in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy” http://www.uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/121102.php






Support Downstate Medical
•   Our union brothers and sisters at Downstate Medical are faced with layoffs and program/service closures; “save jobs and services at SUNY Downstate” http://www.uupinfo.org/legislation/advocate.php 
•   Please take action via the site listed above and here http://savejobsatsunydownstate.org/
   
Benefits, etc.
•   Flex-spending account enrollment period has been extended until 11/30/12 http://www.uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/121002.php

Additional Information, etc
•   An article on teacher education task force (“UUP Needs Member Involvement to Address Teacher Education Changes”) written by UUP Academic VP, Jaime Dangler is available upon request.

Mailing Address:
United University Professions
P.O. Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143

Telephone:
800-342-4206
518-640-6600
518-640-6698 (fax)
866-812-9446 (fax)

Email:
input@uupinfo.org

Web:
http://www.uupinfo.org