Buffalo Center News Call To Action Contract Demonstration Event Statewide News


Dear Colleagues,

We need you, your colleagues, family, and friends to attend the CONTRACT SOLIDARITY PICNIC/RALLY that will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in front of Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  This is a family friendly event.  There will be a Bounce House available for children as well as food and beverages for lunch.

Please wear something RED.  UUP T-shirts and signs will be available.

Let’s come together UB Strong along with Buffalo State, Buffalo HSC, Fredonia, Geneseo, Empire & Alfred State to show our support for the best SUNY contract!  

Statewide president Fred Kowal, chief negotiator Bret Benjamin, and a few contract team members will be in attendance as well!

Yes…it’s a Saturday.   But…the state thinks we don’t care about whatever they put on the table.  They don’t think we care!!!  We do care…NOW LET’S SHOW THEM HOW MUCH WE CARE AT THIS RALLY!!!

The state isn’t even offering a percentage increase that keeps up with inflation;  nor is it even considering longevity pay. If you care about your paycheck and paying for your mortgages/rent, childcare, kids’ college, utilities, etc….you’ll show!!!

If you care about telecommuting being more formal than your supervisor’s whim…you’ll show!!!

If you care about the clinical and adjunct/part-time faculty members getting job security…you’ll show!!!

We all need to be united & we all need to be at this Rally!!! 

State lawmakers gave themselves a 29% pay increase….yet offer us MUCH, MUCH LOWER.  We should be insulted and extremely angry at their proposals!

Show up and let them hear our united voices!!!  A couple of hours at this picnic/rally will really make a difference in this contract,  IF WE HAVE PEOPLE SHOW UP!!!

To attend the Contract Solidarity Picnic/Rally on Saturday, 5/6/23, 11:00 AM in front of Rockwell Hall, please register by clicking here:  UUP Can Count On Me to attend the WNY Contract Rally (May 6) (

More information can be found in the attached flyer.

Your Contract! Your Voice!

In Solidarity,

Ken Kern
Chapter President
UUP Buffalo Center