UUP/State of NY Labor Contract

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United University Professions (UUP) is the only organization designated to negotiate with New York State on behalf of SUNY’s academic and professional employees. The result is a contract outlining very specific rules and worker protections for employees under UUP’s bargaining unit.

“Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 27 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.” – AFL-CIO

Find out why our union is crucial to obtaining fair pay and equitable treatment.

2016-2022 Contract

After a predetermined number of years, UUP’s contract with New York expires, and UUP must negotiate with the state for a new agreement. During a negotiation period that can last months, each side proposes changes and additions to the current contract until an agreement is reached.

On Sept. 5, 2018, UUP members overwhemingly ratified a new six-year contract with the state on Sept. 5, 2018. Nearly 98 percent of members who voted cast ballots for the contract.

Where can I find our contract?

You can view and download the full text of the 2016-2022 contract online. You can access fast facts on specific portions of the contract on the UUP contract information page.

I’m a member of the UUP bargaining unit, but I’m not a UUP member – am I covered by the contract?

Yes. As a member of our bargaining unit, you benefit from the union’s bargaining agreement and worker protections. If you have questions about the value of your union membership, call UUP’s dedicated membership information line at 518-640-6678 to speak to a statewide officer or a UUP staff.