The next coffee & tea with UUP will be tomorrow at 9:00 A.M. at the Carriage House. Also, tickets are now available for the annual December meeting & dinner. Please see the flyer below for more information.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, October 19th at 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. is the UUP Fall Social at the Carriage House Cafe. Hor d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be served. If you have already RSVP’d all you have to do is show up. See you there!
On October 25th at 12:00 P.M., there will be a virtual panel, which you can register for here, to discuss mental health concerns and challenges that higher education faces today. It will take place via Zoom, and you will receive a link to attend after registering.
On Monday, September 25th at 7:00 P.M. there will be a virtual seminar featuring Marcella Chiromo discussing microaggressions in the workplace. You can register here if you are interested in signing up.
There are also 2 other dates to register, October 26th and November 29th if you can’t make it on Monday at 7:00 P.M.
Just a reminder that today at 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. is the latest student debt clinic, which if you haven’t, you can register last minute here.
Next week, on September 20th (covers Medicare/Healthcare) and September 21st (covers Dental/Vision), both at 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. If you are interested in attending either or both, you can click here.
A new episode of Fred Kowal’s podcast, The Voice, is out now. Click here to listen to it.
The vote for the ratification of the tentative UUP contract has been passed in favor 14,900 to 556. Thank you to all those that voted.
The latest press release on the contract can be read here.
Active members of UUP, who were members in good standing as of June 7, 2023 (the date the State/UUP tentative agreement was reached), are eligible to vote.
Emails went out on Thursday Aug. 10 with the subject line “Vote now: UUP – 2022-2026 State/UUP Tentative Agreement.” That email includes a link to an online elections system, administered by MK Election Services, and an individualized access code that will allow you to vote.
All eligible members of UUP were also sent a postcard mailer to their home address with the same voting instructions and access code.
If you believe you are eligible to vote and you have not received an email, please search your spam folder and other filtered folders.
If you believe you are eligible to vote and have not received either an e-mail or a post card with voting instructions and your access code by Aug. 17, please call MK Election Services at 203-403-8401 or email email@example.com.
Electronic voting will close at 5:00 PM on Aug. 24, 2023. The results of the ratification vote will be announced after the balloting window has closed.
If you have questions about the tentative agreement itself, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming workshops free for all UUP members this month are:
Virtual student loan forgiveness on August 16th, which you can register for here
The state-wide pre-retirement workshops will take place on August 29th and August 31st, both of which will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. As usual, if you have any questions, please submit them to retirement coordinator Walter Apple by August 25th.