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UUP report (in text and attached)
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:34:31 AM »
UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (jeschumacher@gmail.com)
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
June 6, 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 05/30/12;  “Major monetary items remained unresolved at the end of that session”;
•   All provisions of the 2007-2011 NYS-UUP Agreement (other than those with specific dates) remain in effect.

SUNY Budget /UUP Legislative Agenda
•   UUP advocates were successful in urging lawmakers to restore additional funding to the SUNY hospitals;
•   While the Tier VI pension system was enacted, some of the more onerous characteristics were eliminated from the final version;
•   Take action!  “Save jobs and services at SUNY Downstate” http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1846/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10479 “Make SUNY’s Research and Campus Foundations subject to FOIL” http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1846/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10213   

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
   
Additional Information, etc
•   “UUP elects officers, board members” http://uupinfo.org/communications/2012releases/120424.php
•   “State should require transparency, accountability” [SUNY foundations and FOIL]
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/from-our-readers/another-voice/article837874.ece
•   Report: United University Professions’ Technology Issues Committee
“Best Practices for Online Learning” http://uupinfo.org/reports/reportpdf/BestPracticesOnlineLearning.pdf
•   “American Federation of Teachers Endorses President Obama
For Re-election” http://www.aft.org/newspubs/press/2012/020712.cfm



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