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Coffee Klatch with Statewide President Fred Kowal

Dear Colleagues, UUP Statewide President, Fred Kowal, will be visiting the UUP Buffalo Center Chapter Office on: Tuesday, December 6th9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Members are invited to join Fred for informal conversation, coffee/tea, and Paula’s Donuts! Please RSVP your attendance here, no later than Friday, December 2nd. Looking forward to seeing you then! In […]

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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 […]

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Vacation Cap Extension

Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: Dear Colleagues, I am extremely pleased to inform you that the NYS Office of Employee Relations has again agreed to suspend the January 1 40-day vacation credit cap contained in Article 23.2(d) of the 2016-2022 State/UUP Agreement.   As you will recall, two similar […]

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Negotiations Update

Please see the following from Statewide President, Fred Kowal: Dear Colleagues, It’s official. Negotiations over our next contract with the State have begun. On Friday, May 27, the UUP Negotiations Team met with representatives from the State’s Office of Employee Relations, Department of Civil Service, Division of the Budget and SUNY to formally begin negotiations.   At this first […]

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Supporting the Community

Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from UUP Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: Colleagues, I have been asked by the UUP Chapter at Buffalo State to request that you join in a moment of silence on Friday at 2:30 pm to honor the victims of Saturday’s racist act of domestic terror in Buffalo and as […]

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Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Racist Attack in Buffalo

Dear Colleagues, Please find a statement from me and my fellow UUP officers in response to the racist terrorist attack in Buffalo here. In solidarity, Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.PresidentUnited University Professions

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UUP Statement on SUNY Telecommuting Policy

Dear Colleagues, As you might expect, between the vaccination discussions going on with SUNY and the incredible report issued by the Attorney General, it’s been a crazy day. However, I wanted to get this information out to you — as late as it may be. After very hectic negotiations, I am pleased to report that […]

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Vaccine Petition

Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: ​ As you know, we have been fighting to convince the Governor and the state Department of Health to include all of our colleagues who are working on campus directly with students in the 1B category for vaccination. The efforts are being ramped up.  […]

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Statement by United University President Frederick E. Kowal on sexual harassment accusations against Gov. Cuomo

“As a union of educators and medical professionals, UUP advocates for and protects everyone in the campus communities we serve from harassment and abuse. In line with those principles, UUP supports the appointment of an independent investigation, through the Attorney General’s office, of the serious sexual harassment accusations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “The allegations, made […]

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UUP COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

Please see the following from Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal, and the attached FAQ: Dear Colleagues: As the possibility of vaccination against COVID 19 becomes a reality for many of our members, we are receiving questions from across the state, both about gaining access to vaccines from those who want to be vaccinated as soon […]