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NYSUT Endorsements 2016

The list of NYSUT-endorsed candidates for the upcoming election is attached. NYSUT Endorsements 2016

Latest Negotiations Bulletin

Fredonia UUP Members….. Please go to the following link for the latest information about the negotiations process. NegBulletin0816FINAL

UUP Fredonia Chapter wins awards at Spring DA!

At the UUP Spring Delegate Assembly held on May 13-14, 2016 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga, NY, our local Fredonia Chapter won the following awards from the UUP statewide communication office.        Pictured are Sandra Lewis and Fredonia Chapter President Ziya Arnavut.

NYS’s New Paid Family Leave Law: Implications for UUP Members

Fast Facts: New York State’s New Paid Family Leave Law Who’s covered by the law? Employees with 26 consecutive weeks of prior employment with the employer. What does the law cover? Leave for birth, adoption, foster care, or care of a family member with a

Spotlight Shines on UUPers

The April 2016 issue of The Voice spotlights three SUNY Fredonia UUP members – John Arnold, Natalie Gerber and Susan Spangler for their writing, editing and sabbatical work. Go to the April 2016 issue of The Voice (page 17). Or  Click here to read the

NYSUT Endorsements 2016

The list of NYSUT-endorsed candidates for the upcoming election is attached.

NYSUT Endorsements 2016

Latest Negotiations Bulletin

Fredonia UUP Members…..

Please go to the following link for the latest information about the negotiations process.

NegBulletin0816FINAL

UUP Fredonia Chapter wins awards at Spring DA!

At the UUP Spring Delegate Assembly held on May 13-14, 2016 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga, NY, our local Fredonia Chapter won the following awards from the UUP statewide communication office.

Spring DA 2016 (2)       Pictured are Sandra Lewis and Fredonia Chapter President Ziya Arnavut.

 

Award of Merit went to our FredUUP Newsletter for Outstanding Achievement in the Category of Best Editorial or Column, “Why We Fight for a Living Wage,” September/October 2015 written by Leonard Jacuzzo and Bruce Simon.

Award of Merit went to our FredUUP Newsletter for Outstanding Achievement in the Category of Best Layout/Use of Graphics or Photos, “100% Union,” November/December 2015 Photographer Sandra Lewis.

NYS’s New Paid Family Leave Law: Implications for UUP Members

Fast Facts: New York State’s New Paid Family Leave Law

Who’s covered by the law?
Employees with 26 consecutive weeks of prior employment with the employer.

What does the law cover?
Leave for birth, adoption, foster care, or care of a family member with a serious health condition

UUP has issued a fact sheet that explains New York State’s new Paid Family Leave Law and its implications for our members. You can access it by  clicking here.

Spotlight Shines on UUPers

The April 2016 issue of The Voice spotlights three SUNY Fredonia UUP members – John Arnold, Natalie Gerber and Susan Spangler for their writing, editing and sabbatical work.

Go to the April 2016 issue of The Voice (page 17).

Or  Click here to read the article

New Lens on Faculty Salaries

Work at a regional public university? You’ll earn more at a unionized, large urban institution, according to new analysis of faculty salaries.

Professors A, B and C are old colleagues who work at three different regional public universities: one with 5,500 students in the rural South, one with 6,000 students in the Midwest and one large suburban university in California. They’re concerned about the future of faculty compensation, and they begin to compare notes about what each is earning in pay and benefits. It turns out the range is big — really big — from about $79,500 to $119,515 annually.

To read the entire article –  New Lens on Faculty Salaries April 4, 2016

LEAD Institute

The LEAD Institute is completely ‘on demand’ with content and instructions all on one page.  Members can now view current workshops at any time and at any location they choose.

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Just follow the link – https://uuphost.org/leadinstitute/

UUP Fredonia Chapter wins Award of Merit for Best Website

At the UUP Spring Delegate Assembly held on April 17 – 18, 2015 our local  Fredonia Chapter won the Award of Merit for Best Website from the UUP statewide communication office.

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UUP President, Fred Kowal, presents our Fredonia Chapter President, Ziya Arnavut with the award.

Davis Vision Benefit Enhancement

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce a new Davis Vision benefit enhancement. UUP members and retirees will pay a fraction of the retail cost for upgraded eyeglass lenses as part of a new vision benefit that began on February 1st.

Our members will be able to choose from wide a selection of lenses, including anti-reflective lenses, ultra/digital progressive lenses and polarized lenses. There is copay for the lens upgrades.

Please see the attached PDF for all the details.  Davis Vision Benefit Enhancements

In Solidarity,
Fred Kowal

Fredonia UUP Legislative Outreach Panel – Dec. 5, 2014

LEGISLATORS FORECAST DIFFICULT FIGHT FOR STATE FUNDING

In a year when New York is expected to have a small budget surplus, public colleges and universities may see a small increase in their state funding.

But it’s unlikely that any SUNY campus will see a significant restoration of the nearly $2 billions in state budget cuts to the SUNY system since the start of the Great Recession.

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To read the rest of the article – The Voice Nov/Dec 2014 issue