Every summer, UUP members from CNY Chapters join with union members from the Greater Syracuse Labor Council to celebrate Labor Day with a parade and rally at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 4th at the Expo Center. The Upstate Medical Chapter has 100 general admission tickets and 25 Orange lot parking passes for UUP members who want to attend the NY State Fair for free on Labor Day. All we ask in return is that you arrive at 10 AM to assemble and participate in the short parade across the Midway followed by a brief labor rally at the Expo Center. No political signs or literature are allowed but wear your UUP colors! We have red and white UUP t-shirts in all sizes available at the chapter office M-F, 10 AM – 3 PM, 203 Madison Towers for those that need UUP t-shirts. Last year, the parade was rained out. Let’s hope for better weather this year. The registration process is different this year. UUP wants you to register using the link below in Fred’s email or by scanning the QR code on the attached flyer for 2023 Labor Day Events. Be sure to select the Syracuse labor Day Parade and your UUP Upstate Medical Chapter. Let’s join our colleagues from across CNY on Monday, September 4th in celebrating the labor movement in the US with a parade and rally, followed by a day at the fair with fun, food, and free music at 1, 4, and 6 PM.
On Wednesday, October 11th, there will be a Community Campus General Membership Meeting and Picnic at 12 PM in Classrooms A/B in the basement of Community Hospital. This will be a Members Only and In-person Only event. Upstate Medical University President Mantosh Dewan, University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, and UUP Statewide Vice President for Professionals Carolyn Kube will be guest speakers at this event. there will be picnic food (hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, Italian sausage, side dishes, and ice cream) served immediately after the meeting in Dining Hall 1 with seating in the adjacent to the Community Hospital cafeteria. There is a separate registration for this event, akin to the Downtown June 13 Membership Meeting and Picnic. You can register for these meetings using this link: https://forms.gle/E6ReKmzpbjmUoMGv6 which also appears on the attached meeting flyer. Registration will close for this meeting on Wednesday, October 4th.
The UUP Upstate Medical Chapter will be hosting a Professional Development Workshop at 12 PM on Monday, September 25th in Room 4414A of the New Academic Building (NAB). Brent Underwood, the NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist for the Upstate, ESF, and Morrisville campuses will review the job security rights and appointment, evaluation, and promotion process, including permanent appointment, for professional employees. This presentation will be focused on professional employees, but all UUP members are welcome to attend and ask questions about their job security, appointment, evaluation, promotion, and workload rights according to the UUP collective bargaining agreement, i.e. the UUP contract.
This workshop is for UUP Members Only. In-person participation is limited to 75 participants and lunch will be provided for those that register no later than September 18th. There will be a virtual Zoom meeting option and participation is limited to 100 participants. To register for this event, click on the link in the attached flyer or here: https://forms.gle/sdnAozjjoRFphs7k6. If you want to attend but are not a UUP member, you can join UUP at: UUP | Membership Application Form (uupunion.org).
The UUP Upstate Medical Chapter Executive Board Meeting is open to all chapter UUP members. If you are an Upstate Medical UUP member, you are welcome to attend our monthly meeting on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Room 4414A of the New Academic Building (NAB). Lunch will be provided for members who register in-person one week before the meeting. The meeting dates are: July 12, August 16, September 13, and November 8.
You can register using the QR code below or this link: https://forms.gle/yrCpNbBHatNhdAER9.
We hope to see you there!
Need Help Managing Your Student Loan Debt?
Over 12 million people in the United States are struggling to make their monthly student loan payments, and millions more see economic and personal opportunities pass as they prioritize paying down their debt. Does this sound like you or someone you know?
Many of these people may qualify for free federal programs that can help reduce their monthly payments and eventually lead to student loan forgiveness, but these lifeline programs are significantly under-enrolled. In an effort to help our members get access to these programs, United University Professions and the American Federation of Teachers are proud to host a Student Debt Clinic which will provide information on how to enroll in Income-Driven Repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
We will be offering virtual Members Only Student Debt Clinics on the following dates:
- Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM via Zoom.
- Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom.
- Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM via Zoom.
To attend one of the virtual Members Only Student Debt Clinics, you must pre-register here: http://go.aft.org/StudentDebtClinicRSVP.
From the “student debt clinic” drop-down menu, please select the UUP clinic that you are interested in attending – they are labeled “UUP [Virtual Student Debt Clinic] [date] [time].” In the affiliate field, type in the full name of our local (United University Professions), and it will autofill after a few keystrokes.
Registration is first come, first serve, and we must cap attendance for a single clinic at 75 participants in order to ensure that we are able to provide maximum assistance to attendees. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the virtual clinic. Webinar login information will be provided prior to the clinic to all who register. [If you can’t make one of these virtual clinics, don’t worry – we’re planning on offering them every payday. If you want to help host a chapter-specific virtual clinic, please let us know!]
Managing your student loan debt is the first step in taking on the inequities which plague our system of higher education, and we look forward to seeing you at the virtual Student Debt Clinic and working together to find a collective solution to the problems of student debt and college affordability!