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Upcoming Events


EOP/EOC Advocacy Day in Albany
Tuesday – February 13th

There will be a bus traveling to Albany
UB Pick up at 5:00 a.m. at Flint Loop
Buffalo State Pick up at 5:30 a.m. at Lot R12
(breakfast, lunch, snacks provided)

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General Membership Meeting
Wednesday – February 14th

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Center for Tomorrow
Please RSVP to Kristen at

Department Rep. Meetings
Thursday & FridayFebruary 15th & 16th
(you only have to attend 1 session)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chapter Office (108 Commons)
Please RSVP to Kristen at

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2/13: EOP/EOC Advocacy Day in Albany

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2/14: General Membership Meeting

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Parking MOA


Fred Kowal, president of the UUP, designated to Ray Dannenhoffer and Ezra Zubrow, the presidents of the UB Medical and UB Center Chapters, the negotiations on downtown parking. We have been in negotiations with UB since last summer. We finally have agreed to a Downtown Parking Memorandum of Understanding.  All parties have signed off on the memorandum of understanding. Items include:

  • Everyone who is presently hired by UB and is transferred downtown is covered by the memorandum.
  • Anyone who is newly hired is not covered by the memorandum. Their parking costs will be presented to them in their hiring letter. If it is not, they will be covered by the agreement.
  • Anyone who is permanently assigned for downtown is eligible to park at the South Campus and take the tram downtown. The Tram pass will be paid for by UB.
  • If you don’t want to take the Tram, they will pay you the value of the subway pass to use against parking downtown.
  • There are escalation clauses to account for increases in parking and the pass. If the pass increases employees will automatically get that value (currently $65.00). If you prefer to use the parking spaces they are:at the Gallagher, Eg, and Migo lots.

o   Gallagher parking is $57.00 (no out of pocket cost to the employee). They will shuttle you to the medical corridor.

o   Eg and Migo are the closest lots. We have 30 days first claims on the spots that cost $89 / month. Employees will pay the difference. There is a reopener after 2 years. It can go up 5.5% per year and we eat that increase for the first two years. Either side can reopen after 2 years.

  • If you are a permanent employee and are temporarily assigned downtown (e.g. 1 day a week), you are eligible to receive parking and mileage reimbursement.
  • Anyone who parks downtown for free presently, continues to park for free.

Members who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and parking for intermittent travel are to complete the reimbursement form located at:

The full Parking MOA is attached.

I wish to thank Mr. Edward Giblen and Ms. Tara Singer-Blumberg for their very hard work during this negotiation.  It would not have been possible without them.


Ezra Zubrow


UUP Buffalo Center


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1/20/2018 Womens March in Seneca Falls and Peace Center’s Women’s Solidarity March 1/21/2018


The the following are the details regarding the bus to Women March in Seneca Falls 2018 (“march” is a verb), to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the world-wide women’s marches last January 20th:


FYI–If you know people that can’t make it on Saturday to Seneca Falls, please let them know about the Peace Center’s Women’s Solidarity March in Buffalo, the next day, Sunday, January 21st:


The pick up will be at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 20th at the Park & Ride parking lot at UB South Campus Metro Rail Station (Main St. &  Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo).  You will be able to take the train/bus or park in the Park & Ride parking lot free.  We will arrived in Seneca Falls at about 9:00 a.m.
We will leave Seneca Falls about 3pm, returning to Buffalo around 6pm.
We had to pay the bus company (D&F Travel) up front, so we will need the money before we leave for the trip.  You will have to pay for a your seat, in advance, before you’re guaranteed a seat.
The cost of the 56-seat bus is $1,900, plus a tip to the driver.  We are only charging everyone $34 to cover the costs.  Please bring an extra $3-5 to give to the driver at the end of the trip as a tip.
The bus will have a bathroom, WiFi, and plugs to charge electronics (bring your chargers).

Here’s how the payments should be made to guarantee your seat on the bus = $34/person:

  • CASH and PERSONAL CHECKS—make the checks out to “Maureen Milligan”
  •  Put your payment in a sealed envelope labeled with your name, email address and phone number
    Give to in-person to Maureen


  • Mail to Maureen Milligan 59 Winspear Ave, Buffalo, NY  14214


  • Drop in Maureen’s front door mail slot at 59 Winspear Ave, Buffalo, NY  14214 (yellow house with a wreath on the front door)


  • PayPal– send me your email address or cellphone number and I’ll send you a PayPal request.  NOTE: PayPal charges a 3% fee, so it will be $35/person to pay via PayPal.
  • Maureen will send an email receipt to you once your payment is received.
  • Print/show on your phone the email receipt and you will be allowed on the bus.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14th

Please email me with any questions or concerns:




Maureen Milligan
59 Winspear Avenue
Buffalo, NY  14214

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Did You Know: Mileage & Parking

Dear Colleagues,

Did you know that if you have to travel to a meeting located off site from your regular work location, you have several options:

-you can be told to take a University vehicle,
-you can be told to take the UB shuttle, or
-if neither if those are options, and you drive your personal vehicle, you are entitled to be reimbursed for both mileage and parking.

Mileage expenses are specifically referenced in the UUP Contract:

ARTICLE 22 Travel Allowances and Relocation Expenses

§22.2 Mileage Allowance The State agrees to provide, subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Comptroller, a mileage allowance rate equal to the Internal Revenue Service’s standard mileage allowance for the use of personal vehicles for those persons eligible for such allowance in connection with official travel

Also see – which details your right to mileage.

Should you have any problems getting reimbursement, please let us know.

Tara Singer-Blumberg
Labor Relations Specialist

Did You Know: Mileage & Parking

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