Health and Safety

You are Not Alone – Your Mental Health Matters!!

Dear Colleagues,

The Governor had announced an investment into overhauling mental health care in New York State to the tune of investing $1 billion in a multi-year plan. On the heels of this initiative, we would like to remind our members of the resources available to them to help balance work-life issues. 

You are not alone at the university. 

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:  Simply Dial 988

UB has an excellent group of EAP counselors to assist you and your colleagues:  716-645-4461 or

For those that feel they are being bullied, harassed at work, please take advantage of the Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention Policy ( by emailing Chris Putrino, Director of Employee Relations at; and/or Matt Kibler, your Labor Relations Specialist at

The Policy outlines specific behaviors that constitute bullying and harassment.   

You can change the environment of fear by not being complacent, but by speaking out and letting our voices be heard. 

Our officers are available any time, please feel free to reach out to us.

.In Solidarity,

Ken Kern
Chapter President
UUP Buffalo Center