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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: https://www.instagram.com/uupfredonia/ https://twitter.com/uupfredonia/ https://www.facebook.com/UUPFredonia/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/uupfredonia/

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,  https://uupinfo.org/contract/.

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

Fredonia Sick Leave Bank

UUP, in partnership with the Payroll Services Office and Human Resources and other local bargaining unit representatives, is pleased to promote the Fredonia Sick Leave Bank for all Fredonia employees (Management/Confidential, UUP, CSEA, NYSPBA and PEF).

The Fredonia Sick Leave Bank will allow an employee who is out of sick leave accruals for their own personal illness, to receive up to five (5) extra sick days from the Sick Leave Bank. These accruals can be used as either whole or half days in order to help remain in paid status during the  time of absence.

Any Fredonia employee who accrues vacation days may donate to the Sick Leave Bank, including any vacation days over the 40 day maximum that may otherwise be lost (as of January 1st each year for UUP and M/C, or April 1st   for CSEA, PEF and NYSPBA).  Donations to the Sick Leave Bank can be made at any time throughout the year.

The Leave Donation Form to the Sick Leave Bank is available from this link.
If you have any questions regarding donating to the Sick Leave Bank, please contact the Payroll Services Office at x3775, or UUP office x3595, or email Susan Cortes at  Susan.Cortes@fredonia.edu, or UUP office

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Professional Development / Grant Opportunities

Programs to Assist Members with Education, Professional Development and Training are available!  Click here to learn more

Tribute to the late Mac Nelson

Mac was a strong union advocate and key organizer of our Fredonia Chapter UUP.  He served as Chapter President for many years, as well as a local delegate representing Fredonia at statewide delegate assemblies.  He was also a long-time member of the Dunkirk area AFL-CIO.

Tribute        Obituary


The Option Transfer Period is here!  Choose Your Health Insurance Option for 2019.  DEADLINE is January 18, 2019.    For more information… click here.

Are You a Member?

Check your pay stub to make sure!  To be a member of the union, your paycheck must say “UUP Member” under “Deductions.”  For more info…click here

UUP: Focused on Families


From negotiating fair wages and protections that safeguard employees on the job, and excellent medical, vision and dental care for members and their families, your union family supports you and your loved ones.  Read more…Union Family


UUP Dependent Scholarship Program

A new UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program is now available for undergraduate students starting with the Fall 2018 semester and running through the Spring 2022 semester.  Scholarships of $500 per semester are available for eligible dependents of active, UUP-represented SUNY employees.

Read more…Scholarship Program

Panel talks county education challenges

observer photoFrom attendance issues to staffing shortages, panelists at the Nov. 9, 2018 UUP Fredonia Chapter forum discussed the challenges that Chautauqua County educators are facing.  The eight panelists who met at SUNY Fredonia explored these issues and also discussed ways in which they are currently being addressed or could be addressed in the future.  The Observer article is available here.


View the latest issue of The Echo


Read The Echo here.

Several of our delegates are on the cover!

Derrik Decker shows Union Solidarity on page 4.

Ziya Arnavut is featured in Spotlight Shines on UUPers – page 15