Oneonta Area for Public Education- in partnership with the Oneonta Area Teachers Association, the New York State United Teachers Association , the Alliance to Reclaim Education, and the United University Professions- hosted a panel discussion and speak-out for parents, educators, students taxpayers, and community members. Thank you for speaking out against harmful education reforms and taking action to defend our public schools.
Welcome to the website of the Oneonta chapter of United University Professions (UUP).
UUP Oneonta encompasses multiple generations of committed education activists, both professionals and academics, full and part-time, and retirees. UUP Oneonta brings the power of solidarity through its membership in the Statewide UUP, the country’s largest higher education union. UUP is a member of the 630,000 plus strong New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Statewide UUP, working with the chapters, negotiates our contract with the State of New York. On campus, UUP Oneonta is responsible for contract implementation. Through the contractually authorized Labor-Management meetings and the Grievance Procedures, UUP Oneonta provides representation for our members. In addition to contact representation,
Oneonta activities include on-going dialogue with Management, administration and facilitation of several benefits and grants, SUNY advocacy, membership development, College and community service, and sponsorship of social events. UUP Oneonta also works with Management to protect the health and safety of our members.
Through our Chapter and Executive Board Meetings, the award winning Sentinel newsletter, surveys, panels, forums, and this website, UUP Oneonta communicate and provides important information and a social venue for our members to come together in solidarity. Through coordinated Outreach and Advocacy with the community and elected officials, UUP and UUP Oneonta continually articulates the need for strong and stable funding for SUNY. It is your union, and the strength of UUP Oneonta depends upon your active participation.
Executive Board members of your local chapter of UUP marched on Albany, three days after the State Budget was released proposing cuts to SUNY, at a time when New York State needs to invest in our greatest asset. Several students were there to hear our message and were appreciative the union was watching out for their best interests.
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