Resolution by the SUNY Board of Trustees: Rowena Blackman-Stroud

A resolution was passed by the SUNY Board of Trustees honoring Rowena Blackman-Stroud. It is a lovely tribute by Chancellor King and the trustees and you are encouraged to take a moment to read it.

Read the full resolution.


Debt Cancellation Update: SCOTUS Oral Arguments Explainer

For those of you who are following the Supreme Court Student Debt Cancellation case, some information is attached prepared by our partners from Student Borrower Protection.

Few reminders:

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness  and Cancellation are 2 SEPARATE programs
  • Check your MOHELA accounts often
  • Register for a clinic through the UUP calendar here:
  • Don’t forget to let me know when you have received forgiveness

UUP members have received over $6.5 million in PSLF!


Capital District Events in June: Sponsored by the Kate Mullany National Historic Site

Rising Worker Power in Troy and Cohoes:
A Lecture and Discussion

Thursday, June 15, 2023— $10 Donation
Celtic Hall, 430 Karner Rd., Albany, New York

Speakers: Carole Turbin and Daniel J. “Danny” Walkowitz

Carole Turbin is a native New Yorker who lives with her husband in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In the early 1960s she studied painting and drawing in New York and Berkeley, California, and after joining New York Radical Feminists decided to learn about woman’s history. She earned a PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research (1978), and then taught, researched, and published books and articles on the history of working women and material culture. In the mid-1990s she returned to art, became a lithographer, and has exhibited prints and drawings in the New York area. Her book, “Working Women of the Collar City, Gender, Class, and Community, in Troy, New York, 1864-86” is the definitive work on Kate Mullany and the Troy Collar Laundry Union. It explores how Troy’s laundresses were able to organize America’s first bona fide women’s labor union in alliance with male labor activists.

Daniel J. “Danny” Walkowitz is a graduate of the University of Rochester and an American Historian who specializes in labor history, urban history, and public history. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of History and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. As Project Director, he supervised the 90-minutes docudrama, “Molders of Troy” (PBS, 1980). He is the author of “Worker City, Company Town: Iron and Cotton-Worker Protest in Troy and Cohoes, New York, 1855-84.” The book is a study of the ways in which labor and capital helped to shape the environment of manufacturing centers located just two miles apart. It explores the differences between Troy, a union town where mainly Irishmen worked, and Cohoes where a paternalistic
cotton mill dominated the labor of unskilled French-Canadian women and children. He presents a historical anatomy of protest in the making by showing how social, political and economic contrasts created opposing responses to management repression and control.

“Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot!”

The inspirational musical story of Kate Mullany and the Troy Collar Laundry Union February 1864 Strike

The Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Matinee 2:00 pm, Evening 7:00pm
Ticket Office (518) 434-0776
Box Office: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 3:00PM
Orchestra & Parquet $25
Balcony $20; Students $15