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New Negotiations Bulletin

Please see the following from Statewide President, Fred Kowal:

Dear Colleagues,

The latest Negotiations Bulletin is now available on the Members’ Only website, as is a video recording from our recent Town Hall contract sessions.

The November bulletin provides an overview of proposals presented by both UUP and the State during our most recent bargaining session.  UUP presented a dozen or so discrete but important components of our overall package, on such topics as eligibility criteria for IDAs, expansions to the PEP program, reducing the role played by student evaluation of teaching, review of professional titles, issues specific to Librarians and Residential Life employees, and others.  We also draw your attention to several of the State’s concerning proposals, including efforts to significantly restrict access to permanency and job security for our members, especially direct patient care employees.  The State has also proposed a drug and alcohol testing policy, along with a COVID vaccine mandate.  As we have emphasized before, negotiations victories can take the form of fighting off harmful proposals as well as making new gains.

Also newly posted is a recording of a Contract Town Hall session, held during Campus Equity Week, highlighting contractual demands for our contingent employees.  

Recall that the login process for the Members’ Only site has been streamlined to improve accessibility. Members logging in for the first time will need to do the following:

  • On the main page, click on the “Member” drop down bar at the top of the page, then click on “Members Only” and follow the directions.
  • Create an account by clicking “Don’t have an account? Click here to create one.” This link will direct you to fill out a form with basic information, including your UUP ID (member ID) number (which can be found on your UUP membership card, or by calling 518-640-6624). You will also need your Department ID for your campus; for Buffalo Center, your Department ID is 28030
  • You will then receive an email to the email address you provide with a confirmation code and link to set up a password for your account. This email will expire after 30 minutes.

For future visits, members will use their UUP ID and the new password they have created. If you forget your password, you can reset it by using the reset link and providing your UUP ID and the email address that you used to create your account. 

We welcome all questions and comments on negotiations; email us at

In solidarity,

Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.
United University Professions