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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- DiNapoli report shows overtime increase
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- Good news for MC/Confs: longevity, step pay is here (Updated)
Actually its from last year, but this news posted just now on a state budget bulletin will be welcomed by thousands of management/confidential employees who have gone quite a while without pay hikes. Essentially, it appears that the confidential secretaries, Grade 17 and below who are at the top of their pay scales will be [...]
- Workforce report predicts glut of retirements
I wrote this morning about a coming glut of retirements, and the state’s plan to hire a Rochester-area firm to develop a staffing firm to write a succesion plan. The article also references the 2012 Workforce Management Report, a sort of quasi-census published annually by the Department of Civil Service. Among the interesting findings: – [...]
- New York warning employees about suspicious mail
The state’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is alerting employees to “remain vigilant” amid reports of poisoned letters sent to the White House and congressional offices. The alert, which was forwarded along by a source, was issued around 12:30 p.m. today. It came from the state’s emergency watch center, according to Peter Cutler, [...]
- Senate committee moves MC pay study bill
This issue has been around for several years and the latest turn involves a proposal to create a salary commission for management/confidential employees, who have gone without a ‘statutory’ pay raise since the Paterson Administration. The Senate Finance Committee just voted to move such a bill toward the floor for a vote and the Assembly [...]
- Nurses push for better staffing (Updated)
Among the groups here at the Capitol for lobby day are several hundred nurses with the State Nurses Association who are renewing their push for better staffing in hospitals. Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who chairs the health committee, has a bill that would do that, but there are obstacles including financial ones. “Hospitals are cutting [...]
- Teamsters/TA BB battle erupts
Teamsters and the state Thruway Authority have been battling for months over contract issues and in the past few weeks the conflict has deepened as the Thruway, as they earlier said they would, has laid off approximately 200 workers as a cost-saving measure. The most recent front in this fight is centering over a particularly [...]
- Teamsters are unhappy with Thruway
It’s been a week since the layoffs and Teamsters Local 72, which bore much of the brunt of the job cuts, is unhappy with both the Thruway and its leadership. Here’s a letter they are sending around and posting on union boards: Teamsters by Rick Karlin
- Newcomb’s not-so-bumpy road ahead (updatedX2)
The folks in the remote Adirondack community of Newcomb are nothing if not creative — they’ve managed to turn their tiny, nearly extinct school into an international attraction and now they’ve put up a You Tube video decrying the condition of Route 28N, AKA the Marcy-Roosevelt highway, which runs from the North Creek area into [...]
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