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United University Professions (UUP), a state-wide local of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), is the bargaining unit for faculty and professional staff members employed by the State University of New York (SUNY) at all of its campuses and health sciences centers.

Your union not only negotiates the employment contract, but it also studies and recommends improvements to working life, attempts to correct problems, address injustices, and assure that all members receive their guaranteed rights and due process. This is accomplished through political activism, campus programs, and the many benefits available to members.

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Latest Updates

  • UB Staff and Faculty Discount for Center for the Arts Presents Fall 2023 Performances!
    Dear Colleagues, The Center for the Arts (CFA) is offering a $5 discount to University staff and faculty at any price level (limited to 6 tickets) to the following CFA Presents shows this fall! Pat Metheny Dream Box Tour Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 20-time Grammy® Award Winning Guitarist … Read more
  • Parking Townhall Meetings
    Dear Colleagues, Please see the following information regarding the upcoming Parking Town Hall Meetings. Your UUP Buffalo Center Chapter has been fighting for a variety of parking issues including South Campus parking and specifically the designation of the Diefendorf Lot. This is your opportunity to make your presence known. Please … Read more
  • Paid Parental Leave Update
    Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from the university’s Human Resources Department: New York State has announced a new Paid Parental Leave (PPL) benefit for State Professional (UUP) employees effective 4/11/23. Paid Parental Leave (PPL) provides eligible UUP employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave for one of the … Read more
  • New Contractual Maximum Sick Day Accrual Start Date
    Dear Colleagues, We have received word that the start date for the New Contractual Sick Day Accruals is September 12th, 2023. The additional Sick Days are not retroactive to July 1 of 2022, as that date was not stipulated as part of the contract negotiations. In Solidarity, Ken KernChapter PresidentUUP … Read more
  • Updated Sick Days Accruals
    Dear Colleagues, Members are being asked to go to and check their on-line time sheets. Although we have yet to receive any “official” word, it appears as if the sick day accruals (as part of our new contract) have been added. In Solidarity, Ken KernChapter PresidentUUP Buffalo Center Chapter

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