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