Click here to read the latest chapter newsletter in PDF format. (April 2019)
On September 20, 2019, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we are inviting you to strike with us. See below more information.
The attached four-page handout has been updated to include additional eligibility information under Article 39: Health Insurance (on page 3). It is clearly marked as Updated September 2019.
All UUP represented employees are required to complete the Waiver of Holiday Pay Form by August 15, 2019.
If you are required to work during your regular working hours on any day observed by the State as a holiday, you will be given the option to receive payment of money as compensation. In 2019 this covers Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Please click on this link to access this form on Self-Serve.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Payroll Services at (315) 464-4840 or email@example.com
In our continuing effort to engage members with our union, and respond to your desires for information that you might find of interest, we’re asking that you fill out and respond to this quick survey.
Here is the Survey Monkey link for the UMU Membership Engagement Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/uupupstate
UUP’s 2016-22 contract with NYS contains new family leave provisions, providing members with many options for fully paid, partially paid, and unpaid leave for family care. It covers leave for birth, adoption, foster care placement, sickrelative care (including elders), the death of family members, and assisting family members on active military duty.
The Guide also includes information about the following:•UUP’s newly negotiated “tenure” clock stop provisions for Professionals and Academics following birth, adoption, or foster care placement;•NYS Work-Life Services programs negotiated by UUP;•Possibilities for flexible work arrangements;•Support services and member benefits programs provided by UUP and our affiliates (New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association).
UUP has begun conducting Family Leave Workshops at our chapters and will continue to work with chapter leaders to provide information and assistance to our members across the state.
Fred Kowal, UUP Statewide President
The results of the 2019 Upstate Chapter Election can be found here.
Your elected officers for the 2019-2021 term:
- President & Delegate: Richard Veenstra
- Vice President for Academics & Delegate: Steve Grassl (appointed)
- Vice President for Professionals & Delegate: Mindy Heath
- Secretary: Debra Tafel
- Treasurer: Deb Benware
- Officer For Contingents: Joyce Freeman
- Officer for Retirees: Carol Braund
Here’s the list of UUP represented employees that received the $600 bonus as stipulated in the contract.
- $600 lump sum payment (prorated for part-time employees)
- Payable to employees on payroll June 30, 2017 and October 17, 2018
- Part-time employees on payroll April 30, 2017 also eligible
Carl has been a highly valuable and effective employee in Information Management & Technology for the past 19 years.
Through his service and membership in the United University Professions Union, culminating as UUP Chapter President, Carl has had a significant impact on professional employees’ Upstate employment.
Click here to view the photos of the IMT and UUP c0-hosted retirement reception for Carl Pettengill on Monday, September 24.
You will be missed, Carl.