Don’t miss the 28th annual UUP Upstate Medical University & SUNY ESF Chapter Clambake at Hinerwadel’s Grove on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 P.M. Cost is only $20 for UUP members and $45 for invited guests. There will be raffles, door prizes and a disc jockey rolling out the tunes. Get your tickets soon.
Hey everybody it’s that time again for our annual membership meeting and picnic to be held on June 8th WH Alumni Auditorium.
See the 2016 Annual Mtg and Picnic Flyer – DowntownCampus for more detail. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 2.
Also, there is some business that we need to conduct regarding some Upstate Medical Proposed By Law Changes. Please take a look before the meeting.
Thanks and See you there
ALBANY, N.Y. JUNE 1, 2016 — New York State United Teachers today applauded the enactment of legislation that will allow honorably discharged veterans employed by state or local governments to purchase up to three years of credit toward their pension.
“This legislation rightfully recognizes the men and women who have so selflessly served our nation, and the enactment of this bill represents a significant victory for NYSUT, which for three years fought relentlessly to ensure this bill became law,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee.
Under the new legislation, female public employee veterans — for the first time — would have the opportunity to purchase such service credit. That, Magee said, is especially significant to NYSUT since more than 70 percent of the union’s membership is female.
Prior to the signing of this legislation, only those veterans who served during certain periods of conflict — including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, hostilities in the Persian Gulf, Lebanon, Grenada and Panama, — were eligible to purchase service credit.
“This important legislation corrects the inequities in the state’s pension laws pertaining to veterans,” said NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta. “The fierce fight waged by NYSUT for the passage of this bill was the right thing to do for the men and women who personally sacrificed to keep our nation secure. We are privileged to call these people our members.”
Pallotta said NYSUT also was grateful for the “tireless advocacy” of Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Scarsdale and Republican Sen. William Larkin of New Windsor, who sponsored the legislation.
The union also thanked Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for their efforts in ensuring the legislation passed their respective chambers.
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.
UUP has issued a fact sheet that explains New York State’s new Paid Family Leave Law and its implications for our members. It’s posted on the UUP website and can be accessed at the link below.
NYS’s New Paid Family Leave Law: Implications for UUP Members:
Here’s what SUNY has to say:
“Absent work for hire agreement” means it belongs to the faculty.
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The payment was included in the 12/16/15 paycheck. You can check your paystub under the ‘Earnings’ category labeled ‘SUNY UUP Discretionary LSP”.
Note: this a one-time payment not added to base salary.
Did you know that UUP has a State Wide Veteran’s Affairs Committee which meets regularly at the Delegates Assemblies?