UUP’s 2016-22 contract with New York State contains new family leave provisions, providing members with many options for fully paid, partially paid, and unpaid leave for family care.
It covers leave for birth, adoption, foster care placement, sick relative care (including elders), the death of family members, and assisting family members on active military duty.
To help members better understand these new benefits, UUP has produced a Family Leave and Work-Life Services Guide.
In addition to an overview of the family leave provisions, the guide also includes information about the following:
- UUP’s newly negotiated “tenure” clock stop provisions for Professionals and Academics following birth, adoption, or foster care placement;
- NYS Work-Life Services programs negotiated by UUP;
- Possibilities for flexible work arrangements; and
- Support services and member benefits programs provided by UUP and our affiliates (New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association).
UUP has begun conducting family leave workshops at individual chapters and will continue to work with chapter leaders to provide information and assistance to members across the state.
If there is an upcoming family leave workshop for UUP members at SUNY Geneseo, notification will be sent via the UUP listserv.