Advocacy Event Meeting Membership

Join the 2024 Spring Buffalo Member Organizing Institute (MOI)

Dear Colleagues, You are invited to participate in the UUP/NYSUT – 2024 Spring Buffalo Member Organizing Institute (MOI) where we will focus on the recruitment of non-members from the three (3) Buffalo chapters. UUP has worked closely with NYSUT to develop an opportunity for UUP member organizers to receive tools and training to recruit new […]

Advocacy Call To Action Contract Membership

Show NYS We Demand A Fair Contract Now!

Dear Colleagues, In follow up to the Chapter’s recent Open Forum, and to show your continued support for a fair contract and the upcoming May 6th Rally; your Buffalo Center Chapter will be promoting a “Wear Red Week”, the week of May 1st (International Worker’s Day) through Friday, May 5th. We are asking all UUP […]

Advocacy Employment Issues

30 Day Policy Review – Preferred/Chosen Names and Pronouns Policy

Dear Colleagues, Periodically, the University asks employees to provide feedback on Universities Policies.    Our members have not disappointed in the past!  You all have made this university and its policies better by your contributions.  The University has posted a new policy called “Preferred/Chosen Names and Pronouns Policy” that is under review.  Please submit your comments […]

Advocacy Contract Membership

Enraged? Engage!

Dear Colleagues, Thank You to those who were able to participate in the Open Forum that was held earlier today. UUP is entering a critical phase with regards to Contract Negotiations with the State. The question being asked to you is: “What are you now willing to commit to in order to let the State […]

Advocacy Buffalo Center News News

Support for Variety Kids Telethon

Dear Colleagues, Your UUP Buffalo Center will be participating in supporting this years Variety Club Kids Telethon. You are being asked to support your Chapter’s efforts by purchasing WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Raffle Tickets. All proceeds to benefit Oishei Children’s Hospital. “Labor In The Community Fundraising Raffle” tickets can be purchased at the UUP […]

Advocacy Call To Action Event

Support for Starbucks Workers

Dear Colleagues, Please see the attached flyer regarding the latest efforts to support Starbucks workers. In Solidarity, Ken KernChapter PresidentUUP Buffalo Center

Advocacy Buffalo Center News Event Membership

Meeting on the Diefendorf Parking Lot Issue

Dear Colleagues, Efforts to return the Diefendorf Parking Lot to a Faculty/Staff Only Parking Lot have been ongoing since December of 2019.  Both the Buffalo Center and Buffalo Health Sciences Chapters have been pursuing changes throughout various venues during this time. A meeting has been set up to identify “next steps” and discuss additional options […]

Advocacy Event Health and Safety News

Invitation to UUP National Mental Health Roundtable: Structural Racism, Generational Trauma, and the Implications for Mental Health

Dear Colleagues: Experts will come together on October 19th at Buffalo State College to take part in a roundtable discussion about how racism (direct and indirect) negatively impacts mental health and how to make our mental health care systems more inclusive for all. EVENT – UUP National Mental Health Roundtable: Structural Racism, Generational Trauma, and the Implications for […]

Advocacy Buffalo Center News Call To Action Demonstration

Starbucks Support & Needed Help

Dear Colleagues, Starbucks Workers United, the union that represents unionized Starbucks locations in New York and across the country, is asking union members and supporters to mark its first anniversary by signing it’s “No Contract, No Coffee Pledge”. Since holding its first organizing meeting in August 2021, Starbucks Workers United has won union elections at […]

Academics Advocacy Contingents Part-time Employees

Important State Legislative Update

Dear Colleagues: I am happy to report a major legislative win that was spearheaded by your union, UUP, at the end of the legislative session. UUP’s advocacy has led to the passage in the State Senate and State Assembly of S8389C & A9523B. This legislation will be an incredible benefit for our contingent and adjunct members. This bill […]