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Upstate Medical University Chapter

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July 11-14
AFT Convention
LA Convention Center,

Los Angeles CA



September 10
Community Campus
Annual Meeting & Picnic
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Meeting Room A & B


September 14
UUP Clambake
Hinerwadle's Grove
12 noon - 5 PM

October 17 -18
Desmond Hotel, Albany





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Last updated: July 8, 2014

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Upstate Chapter Office
60 Presidential Plaza
Room 203, Madison Towers
Syracuse, NY 13202-2224
Office Hours: 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. M-F
Office Manager: Peggy Lacorazza
Phone: (315) 422-5028
Fax: (315) 422-7302
Email: syracuse@uupmail.org

What does Harris v Quinn mean to UUP? Find out now!

What does Harris v Quinn mean to UUP?

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Harris v. Quinn, a long-awaited case that could have gutted unions by barring them from collecting agency fees from non-members.

The case was brought by a group of Illinois home-care workers who refused to pay their fair share of their union’s costs to represent them in collective bargaining agreements. The court ruled that the home-care workers should be considered as “partial public employees,” and not be forced to pay their fair share—known in New York as agency fee—even though they would still be represented by their union.


Downtown Annual Meeting and Picnic

UUP CakeCongratulations to Nicole Morgante in Student Affairs for winning the Kindle, presented by Liberty Mutual.

$5 Morrison Gift Card Winners:

  • James Vossler, Clin Lab Science
  • James Ferguson, Financial Services
  • Kirstin Shoemaker, IMT
  • Deborah Hermann, EM
  • Nicolle Comstock, DLAR
  • Matt Mahoney, IMT
  • Michelle Anderson, General Finance
  • Paul Johnson, Clin Lab Science
  • Brian Arnold, Ed Comm
  • Diane Conklin, CHP

On Thursday June 12th, we had the UUP Annual Meeting to learn about what the UUP chapter at Upstate Medical University has planned for the next year. The picnic followed, and despite some rain a good time was had by UUPers and guests.

There will be another Picnic event on the Community Grounds in September.


2014 End of Session Legislative Recap

The New York State Senate and Assembly have concluded the 2014 legislative session. Throughout the process we were successful in advancing a number of our priorities. One such priority was the Public Higher Education Quality Initiative Endowment. This was the first year that NYSUT, and its affiliates, pushed for the creation of an endowment. [read more]

Lifetime Liberty benefits for Veterans

Governor Cuomo created a new Lifetime Liberty Pass to permit qualified New York State Veterans with disabilities discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the Office Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). For more information visit the NY State Parks Lifetime Liberty website.

CGH Office Hours

On the last Tuesday of each month, an officer from UUP will have office hours at CGH in room 253 in the basement just around the corner from the classrooms A&B from 11 AM to 1 PM. Stop in to say hi or ask questions about UUP.

The New Contract is Online in PDF

The 2011-2016 Agreement between UUP and NYS is posted under the contract link at the top of the UUP home page.

Looking to Volunteer for UUP?

Our chapter is looking for some motivated individuals to help our efforts. If you are interested in volunteering, let us know and we'll see where you will make a good fit.

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The CPD has evolved into the central resource for top-notch professional development, training and support services for its member campuses and the entire SUNY community.

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For more information regarding this and many other benefits of being a member of UUP, visit www.uupinfo.org/benefits.

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