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UUP Liaison report
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:42:26 PM »

UUP Liaison report attached and included here as text.  Please let me know what questions/comments that you have.

UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
June 16, 2010

United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 34,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and the New York State Theatre Institute. UUP is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.

Political Attacks on State Employees
•   UUP has been actively fighting proposed employee furlough plans; this has resulted in a number of legal victories
•   UUP leadership has indicated that the governor has resisted attempts at negotiation (regarding possible lag pay, furloughs, etc.)  Instead, ultimatums have been presented, in a take-it-or-leave-it approach.
•   Any change in our contract would be voted on by the full UUP membership.  The governor has resisted this approach as well.

•   A retrenchment of the entire Nylink operation became known on May 17, 2010;
•   This is one of, if not the largest retrenchment in SUNY history (12 UUP employees);
•   If the decision is fully implemented, Nylink will cease operations June 1, 2011;
•   Friends, colleagues, fellow librarians in Nylink need our support and assistance.

SUNY Budget
•   Your help is needed!  There is a sense that some SUNY budget restorations are possible.  Legislators need to hear from you!  Please visit and urge colleagues, friends, families to do the same in support of SUNY and UUP legislative agenda;
•   Please visit and urge colleagues, friends, families to do the same in support of SUNY and UUP legislative agenda;
•   "Labor groups suggest revenue raisers”

Media Coverage
•   See for more information on these current events.


Contract Benefits/Legislative Efforts
•   Our contract includes a 4% annual salary increase (as of July 1, 2010 or later depending on the type of your appointment/work calendar).

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

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