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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
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Are you ACTUALLY a Member?!?

Did you know that just because you're in the UUP Negotiating Unit, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're a member -- until you sign the card. Membership gives you the right to vote on the contract, run for office and participate in Union events (including the super-aweome Annual UUP Clambake).

Not sure if you're a member? Check your paystub. Here's a graphic showing you how to check. Do you need to sign the card? Call the Chapter office at 422-5028.

LEAD Institute

The Leadership Education Action Development Institute is offering a new series of online workshops for UUP leaders, prospective leaders and members interested in getting more involved with the union.

The 60-minute workshops, developed by NYSUT are free and available 24 hours a day. Members must register at www.uuphost.org/leadinstitute to view the courses.

For more information on LEAD Institute, contact NYSUT LRS Pat Domaratz at pdomarat@nysutmail.org

Echo: A New ONLINE Edition of the Voice

Echo is the union’s online membership magazine sort of a web companion to The Voice, with stories for and about members—stories that we can’t fit into the print edition of The Voice. Click on the blue banner on UUP's Statewide website.

What is VOTE-COPE?

VOTE-COPE is the Committee on Political Education, the non-partisan political action arm of NYSUT. Funded entirely by voluntary contributions from members, VOTE-COPE is used to help union-backed candidates and campaign commitees that support education and labor.

VOTE-COPE fights for your established rights* as a UUP teacher or staff member.

All you need to do is donate a couple of bucks. Please consider using payroll deduction or make a donation to make a contribution to help protect YOU.

*Collective Bargaining, particularly the Triborough Amendment (keeping benefits while working without a contract) may go away if we don't fight for it.

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.

Did you know about this benefit?

Davis Vision Benefit Enhancement

We are pleased to announce a new Davis Vision benefit enhancement. UUP members and retirees will pay a fraction of the retail cost for upgraded eyeglass lenses as part of a new vision benefit that began on February 1st.

Our members will be able to choose from wide a selection of lenses, including anti-reflective lenses, ultra/digital progressive lenses and polarized lenses. There is copay for the lens upgrades.

Please see this PDF for all the details.

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

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