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NYSUT Benefits

AFT Benefits

BJs Wholesale Club

Workers' Comp and SSD

“Membership. It doesn't cost more to join.”

Become a member of UUP

All Professional Services Negotiating Unit members pay an agency fee equal to union dues, even if they do not join the union. Signing this membership application will not change the union deduction from your paycheck, but it entitles you to:

  • Vote on the collective bargaining agreement
  • Attend union meetings
  • Hold union office
  • Elect union leaders on your campus and choose your representatives at the state and national levels
  • Upon separation of service, obtain Associate Membership with NYSUT and be eligible for benefit programs
  • Maintain membership after retirement and be eligible for benefit programs.


“As a member of the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (PSNU), you enjoy a host of benefits”


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Negotiated Benefits

  • Contractual Benefits Related to Leaves
  • Retirement Systems (ORS, TRS, ERS)*
  • State Health Insurance Plan (Empire Plan or HMOs)
  • FLEX Spending Account (Dependent/Health Care)
  • Pre-tax Contribution Program
  • Group Long-Term Disability Insurance Program
  • Public Officers Law (Professional Liability Insurance)
  • 403(b) Tax-sheltered Investments
  • Survivors' Benefit Program
  • Staff Relocation Expenses
  • Statewide Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Credit Union (SEFCU)
  • LifeWorks (24-hour consultation)
  • Free Tuition on "Space Available" Basis [more]
  • Use of Campus Facilities
  • Pre-tax Transportation Program


*Limited portions of Retirement Systems are subject to collective bargaining.


UUP/NYS Labor Management Awards

  • Employment Committee

    • Enrollment Enhancement Program What is this?
    • Retraining Fellowship Program What is this?
    • Employment Counseling and Placement Program What is this?

    Professional Development Committee

    • Individual Development Awards Program What is this?

    Safety and Health Committee

    • Herbert N. Wright Memorial Safety and Health Training Award Program What is this?
  • Affirmative Action/Diversity Committee

    • Grants for Employees with Disabilities What is this?
    • Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action Leave Program What is this?

    Technology Committee

    • Technology Development Awards What is this?

    Campus Grants Committee

    • Campus Grants What is this?

For more information, go to the NYS/UUP JLMC website.

UUP Discount Services and Special offers

  • Dental Plan*
  • Vision Care Plan*
  • Benefit Fund Scholarship Program*
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Retiree Dental Plan
  • Retiree Vision Program
  • Retiree Vision Discount Program
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • SUNY Perks
  • Aflac
  • Apple Discount
  • AT&T Discount
  • BJ's Wholesale Club Discount
  • Bally's Total Fitness Discount
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Goodyear
  • HP Academy
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mirabito Fuel
  • New Jersey Nets
  • OfficeMax
  • Sprint Discount
  • Verizon Wireless Discount
  • SUNY Perks

More information on benefits and special offers can be found on UUP statewide site.


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Retiree Benefits

Just because you're retired, that doesn't mean that you have to stop being active in UUP. If you were a UUP member when you retired from SUNY, you are eligible to continue your membership as a retiree. Learn more about retiree benefits on our Retirement page.






Work-Life Services Brochure

The Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has just updated the Work-Life Services brochure. Work-Life Services offers a multitude of programs such as Employee Assistance Program (EAP), NYS Balance, Worksite Child Care Centers, and Pre-Retirement Planning, that help thousands of NY state employees better balance their daily lives. These programs help connect employees with needed resources or save them money and time. For more information on NYS Work-Life Services, please see their web site.

Here are two additional documents that may be useful from our friends at GOER:

  • [PDF] Information outlining Benefits available to New York State Employees.
  • [PDF] Information on Summer Day Camp Programs around the State.




New York State United Teachers

Benefits & Discount Services

More Information...

May require purchase by member; available to all bargaining unit members.
Payroll and pension deduction may be available for some benefits.






American Federation of Teachers

Benefits & Discount Services

  • AFT Plus Insurance Plans
  • AFT Plus Credit Card
  • AFT Plus Loan Program
  • Student Loan Consolidated Program
  • Education Finance Solutions
  • Mortgage/Real Estate Program
  • EF Educational Tours
  • EF Explore America
  • Go Ahead Vacations - Escorted Tours
  • Credit Counseling
  • Free & Discounted Legal Service
  • Pet Insurance
  • Pet Assure Veterinary Care Savings
  • Powell's Online Bookstore
  • Group Auto and Home Insurance
  • Auto Buying Assistance
  • Union-Made Clothing Discounts
  • Hotel Discounts
  • Theme Park Discounts
  • Car Rentals
  • Magazine Discounts
  • Discounts on Flowers
  • Health Club Discount
  • Entertainment Discount
  • Music Discount Club

More information...

May require purchase by member; available to all bargaining unit members.


BJs Wholesale Club Program


The program for UMU/UUP members is handled directly through our chapter office. The open period to renew or start a BJ's membership will be held quarterly. Reminders will be sent out in advance of each open period.


The open enrollment periods are:

  • January 15 to January 31
  • April 1 to April 30
  • July 15 to July 31
  • October 15 to October 31

Membership applications can be picked up from the chapter office,or requested by email or phone.


Membership Period:
All current memberships are for 15 months, which may be added on to an existing membership. It's a good idea to know your membership expiration date and coordinate renewals with an open period. You can determine your current membership expiration date by looking at a recent BJ's sales receipt or call 1-800-BJS-CLUB (1-800-257-2582) between the hours of 7 AM and 11 PM EST. Please have your BJ's Membership number available.


For more information check out this flyer.


Please make ALL checks/money orders payable to "BJ's." NO CASH. There is a way to pay by credit card, but keep in mind you may be sending information through campus mail. (If requesting return via USPS, please include SASE!) Your completed and SIGNED application with payment will be forwarded to BJ’s. Please keep the GOLD COPY as your “Temporary Membership” receipt. Processing of your membership takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the time the application reaches BJ’s.


Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLC

Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP are UUP's Statewide Service Provider for Workers' Compensation Social Security Disability Legal Assistance.

Workers' Compensation
  • If you are eligible, you are entitled to a minimum of 18 years of medical coverage for the work-related injury, even if you get a new job, retire or leave the state.
  • Your health insurance will not pay for medical injuries that happen at work.
  • You do NOT have to lose time from work to be eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits.
  • Notifiying your employer does not automatically start a WC claim

Steps to obtain coverage:

1. Get emergency medical treatment, if needed.

2. Report injury to employer within 30 days.

3. Seek care from a physician who treats Workers' Compensation patients.

4. Call 1-866-FOA-4-UUP. Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP will help you fill out the necessary paperwork (C-3 Form) to file your claim with the NYS Workers' Compensation Board, represent you at hearing s and answer your questions. You have 2 years following the date of injury to file a claim.


Social Security Disability

If you are not eligible for Old Age & Survivor's Benefits, but are unable to continue working for any medical reason, you should file for Social Security Disability.

  1. If you are over age 30, you must have worked 5 out of the last 10 years preceding the onset of disability.
  2. You must be unable to do ANY substantial, gainful work due to physical or mental imparements which have lasted or are expected to last at least one year.
  3. You should file an application with the Socical Security Administration (SSA) when you have been out of work for 6 months. You do not need an attorney to file the initial application.
  4. If your application is denied, request a hearing from SSA within 60 days from the date of denial and call 1-866-FOA-4-UUP (Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP) for representation.




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