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Wear red every Friday, for labor solidarity!

If you share pictures of yourself in red on social media please tag UUPFredonia
and use the hashtags #RedForEd and #UnionStrong

Here are our chapter social media pages:

UUP Contract Information Center

The current working contract between UUP and the state of New York runs from 2016-2022. Pertinent information regarding the contract itself, bargaining process, and any other related details are available from this link,

2019 Salary Compression

The 2016-2022 NYS/UUP contract includes an historic agreement to establish four annual salary pools, each 0.5% of the total basic annual salaries at each campus, for distribution to eligible UUP-represented employees to address salary compression and inversion. Read more.

2020 Productivity Enhancement Program

The updated PEP Fast Facts flier is available here.

Hurry, the deadline to enroll is Nov. 15, 2019!

Changes in New York State Election Law and Impact on UUP Members

This past session, Governor Cuomo and the NY State Legislature amended NY State Election Law increasing the amount of time employees can take off from work to vote to three (3) hours of paid time off on the day of an election to vote. Read more.

Part-time/Full-time Contingent Employees: Know Your Contract Rights and Benefits

The attached four-page handout has been updated to include additional eligibility information under Article 39: Health Insurance (page 3).

Click here to view.

New Contract Provisions take effect July 1, 2019

The contract provisions that are taking effect during the month of July for eligible employees can be accessed here.

Fredonia Election Results – Updated!!

Update – The results of the Fredonia Chapter Election Run-Off are here.

Fredonia Chapter Election results are here.

Family Leave and Work-Life Services Guide

The new UUP Family Leave and Work-Life Services Guide is now available.

UUP’s 2016-22 contract with NYS contains new family leave provisions.

The Guide is available here.

2019 Fredonia Chapter Elections Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements are Available Here:

President and Delegate:

Ziya Arnavut

Darrin Rogers

Christopher Taverna


Vice President for Academics and Delegate:

Darrin Rogers

Cynthia Smith


Vice President for Professionals and Delegate:

Melissa (Sidor) Hooper


Grievance Chair Academic:

Reneta Barneva


Grievance Chair Professional:

Janet Mayer


Officer for Retirees:

Joy Bilharz