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UUP report (in text and attached)
« on: November 10, 2011, 01:15:40 PM »
UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
November 16, 2011

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 for information and updates; latest update dated 10/31/11;
•   UUP and NYS negotiating proposal information is available at
•   Vis-à-vis the state’s proposed new article – “Deficit Reduction Leave” aka employee furloughs;
•   All provisions of the 2007-2011 NYS-UUP Agreement (other than those with specific dates) remain in effect.

•   The current agreement includes one more round of discretionary salary increases.

UUP Policy Statements – Please Read
•   “That the policy of UUP shall be to oppose all layoffs from faculty and staff positions at the State University except those occasioned by retirement or termination for cause;
“That UUP strongly recommend to members of the faculty and staff of the State University that they not participate in campus or statewide efforts to identify programs, departments, other units or individuals for retrenchment” Delegate Assembly 1975
“That all faculty and staff members associated with planning committees be asked to subscribe to the following principle: ‘I will not participate in any plan to name programs or my colleagues for retrenchment and will resign from my committee if it attempts to do this”   Delegate Assembly 1981
“That the UUP Executive Board reaffirms its long standing policy of opposing participation of UUP members in campus activities and committees which recommend priorities for layoffs and retrenchment of university programs and employees and that UUP publicize our position when necessary and appropriate” UUP Executive Board 1989

Professional Development Grants
•   Limited professional development grant monies are available for activities into March 2012; check with your local campus committee for more information.

Additional Information, etc
•   “UUP: SUNY emphasis shifting from academics” and related testimony to the NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee
•   “With PEF deal done, Cuomo focuses on other union contracts”
•   “Cuomo picks McCall to lead SUNY board”
•    J. Philippe Abraham (Albany) was elected as Vice President for Professionals at the 2011 Fall Delegate Assembly;

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

518-640-6698 (fax)
866-812-9446 (fax)