If you are interested in attending, UUP will be hosting a virtual seminar for student debt/loan forgiveness for all members. If you are interested, click here to register. It will take place July 6th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
I am happy to report a major legislative win that was spearheaded by your union, UUP, at the end of the legislative session.
This bill is an amendment to state labor law, giving full-time employment status to public employees who work at least 30 hours per week for the limited purpose of accessing the federal Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
The bill also applies a 3.35x multiplier to contingent faculty’s in-class hours so that hours worked outside of class are more accurately reflected.
Lastly, it will ensure that agencies and employers can transmit requisite paperwork on behalf of workers to the federal government which will help more New Yorkers get their loans forgiven faster.
There is more advocacy work to be done to push Governor Hochul to sign this bill. I hope you can take a moment to send a digital letter to Governor Hochul by clicking HERE.
The next upcoming pre-retirement virtual workshop will take place June 14th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and June 16th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. You can register for either one or both days. If you’re interested in registering, click here.
If you haven’t yet registered for today’s and/or tomorrow’s virtual town halls, you can register here. These town halls will discuss negotiations, proposals, and have a questions and answers segment. They are scheduled for today at 12:00 noon, today at 4:00 pm, tomorrow at noon, and tomorrow at 7:00 pm.
Take a leading role in our campaign for members’ rights and fight for educational justice: Join the Member Organizing Institute. The deadline to apply is June 10, 2022. Register here.
If you are interested in listening to podcasts, UUP now has an official podcast which you can listen to here.
The first episode was released two days ago, and there will be more in the future if you’re interested.
The first student virtual debt clinic for June will take place June 8 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
There will be a 2-part workshop for retirement benefits on May 16 and May 19th, both taking place from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM each day. Anyone interested in registering for the 2-part state-wide retirement workshop should click here to register. Please register by This Friday.
If you would like to register for the next student debt clinic, you can register here. It will take place on May 11 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.