Why Joining United University Professions is Important to YOU!
What is UUP?
United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 faculty and professionals on 29 state-operated SUNY campuses and System Administration. UUP is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. With some 800 job titles included in the bargaining unit, UUP reflects the diversity of the State University. Members include:
• Academic Faculty
• Student Affairs Personnel
• Public Relations Personnel
• Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and other professionals at teaching hospitals and health science centers.
• Graphic Artists
• Student Recruitment Professionals
• Instructors in the Educational Opportunities Center
• Financial Aid Counselors
• Central Administration Staff
• Performing Artists in the New York State Theatre Institute
• Student Resident Hall Personnel
• Admissions Counselors
UUP represents SUNY Faculty and other professionals at the bargaining table and works to protect their interests by:
...Achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs
. …Providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs
. …Obtaining state resources for the state university through effective legislative and political action
. …Seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the university.
As the largest higher education union in the nation, UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force and bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.
How to join UUP?
To be eligible to join UUP, one must be an employee of the State University of New York and belong to the Professional Services Negotiation Unit (PSNU, also called the 08 Bargaining Unit).
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