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UUP: New NYS Budget is a Solid Start

On April 10, UUP President Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D. called the new state budget a “good first step” for public higher education, and lauded lawmakers for approving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tuition scholarship plan for SUNY and a permanent maintenance of effort for the state university.

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Determined to Have a Voice

United University Professions (UUP) was founded in 1973 by university professionals determined to have a voice on things like workplace safety, policies, wages and benefits. They knew their greatest strength was in their numbers, and banded together with an initial membership of 3,500.

In the more than four decades since, United University Professions has grown exponentially, becoming America’s largest higher education union. More than 35,000 members strong, UUP is a powerful ally for university professionals, demanding respect and fair treatment with the voice of thousands. (more…)

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UUP Exists for Your Benefit

United University Professions (UUP) fights for competitive salaries, health benefits, job security, workplace safety and fair treatment for its members. It is the only organization designated to negotiate with New York State on behalf of SUNY’s academic and professional employees.

Without the negotiating power forged by tens of thousands of united workers, UUP members would have very little, if any, say on the terms and conditions of their employment. In short, they would be powerless to affect how they’re treated and compensated – and would simply have to hope for the best. (more…)