Date posted: March 22, 2018

Take another small action to help UUP secure a fair contract!

During our Day of Action on March 1st, our chapter began collecting “postcards” to send to Chancellor Johnson, demanding that SUNY respect UUP. In mid April, UUP statewide leaders will deliver to SUNY Administration many thousands of postcards collected from campuses across the state.

Hundreds of you signed these outsized postcards on March 1st, our day of action. Anyone who supports our union can still sign a card: your family members, friends, neighbors, students . . . SUNY needs to hear from taxpayers and other New York residents who believe that the members of our union deserve a fair contract. We contribute a lot to our community’s economy and well being. Now we’re asking our allies to acknowledge their support for our union’s reasonable contract proposals.

Postcards are available from your area activist or from the chapter office in Moffett B-05. The chapter office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you can’t get over to the office in that timeframe, let us know and we’ll deliver cards to you.

Postcards should be returned to the chapter office by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6th.  If no one is present in the office when you stop by, you may push the cards under the door.


Day of Action THANK YOU

Date posted: March 3, 2018

UUP Cortland chapter leaders thank our wonderful members who answered the call to action Thursday, March 1. At every campus across the state, UUP members urged SUNY to agree to a fair contract, and Cortland members played their part in getting that message across. Check out the Twitter postings and the news story at

At both entrances to the campus, morning, noon, and late afternoon demonstrations drew attention and positive responses from passerby on foot and in vehicles. Dozens of handmade signs created by our members on Tuesday during the Union Matters meeting gave voice to our grassroots demand that SUNY treat us with respect and give us a contract now.  Professional staff, faculty, and students took a moment out of their busy day to contribute their names to hundreds of individually signed postcards that have been taken to Albany for delivery to SUNY Administration.  Media coverage included local newspapers, television, and radio.

Our members ROCK! We want to hear your story about the Day of Action. Please reply to our message with a sentence that we can print in our next newsletter issue.


Reminder: Day of Action for a Fair Contract Tomorrow – March 1, 2018

Date posted: February 21, 2018

We demand RESPECT from SUNY. Respecting us
is a prerequisite for respecting our students, because
our working conditions are our students’ learning conditions.

Join our demonstration tomorrow.
7:45-8:45 a.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
3:45-4:45 pm.

Corner of Graham Ave. & Gerhart Dr. next to Miller Building;
Corner of Broadway Ave. & Pashley Dr. next to Whitaker.

Stop by for any length of time.
Bring a friend. Take pictures to post.
Use the hashtag #RespectUUP.
Pick up a postcard to send to the chancellor.
Feel good about standing up for a fair contract.

Thanks to all who created handmade signs for us to carry.
Thanks to all who have promised to take part tomorrow.
You can still sign up if you want us to know you’ll be there:

Anne Wiegard at 607-351-1404 or
Bekkie Bryan at
Joe Westbrook at
Dan Harms at
Jen Drake at

Do not forward this message to a .edu email address or duplicate it using campus equipment.