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UUP report (in text and attached)
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:38:32 PM »
UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (jeschumacher@gmail.com)
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
January 17, 2013


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 1/10/13; “Contract discussions with state officials continued in December, with a focus on significant details pertaining to major monetary items. Discussions resumed this week and will continue next week. The UUP Negotiations Team will meet Jan. 17-18 to assess the latest developments”;

Elections
•   Please consider helping out by running for a UUP chapter office http://uupinfo.org/elections/forms/chapter/NoticeandCall2013.pdf  ; UUP members should have received nomination forms; deadline for nominations is 2/6/13; self-nomination is an option.

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
•   “Faith, Community, and Labor Demand that SUNY Downstate Medical Center Remain a Full Service Public Hospital” http://uupinfo.org/communications/2013releases/130108.php
•   Hundreds of UUPers joined other supporters for the 1/8/13 rally and advocacy in support of Downstate;
•   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/
   
2013 Advocacy
•   The current UUP legislative calendar is available at http://uupinfo.org/legislation/advocacy.php ; Contact your chapter leaders about participating in advocacy days in support of SUNY and UUP’s legislative agenda.

Additional Information, etc
•   http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/121217.php  “UUPers advocate against funding change”
•   “Shout It Out! SUNY Downstate Supporters Turn Up Pressure On Governor” http://laborpress.org/index.php/sectors/health-and-safety/1774-shout-it-out-suny-downstate-supporters-turn-up-pressure-on-governor 
•   http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/State-jobs-remain-at-risk-4177728.php “State Jobs Remain at Risk”

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