Contract Negotiations General

Contract Now Available on UUP Website

UUP’s agreement with the State of New York, July 2, 2022 – July 1, 2026, is now available on the UUP website. 

Contract Negotiations General

2023-26 State/UUP Agreement – Effective Dates and Implementation Dates

A letter from UUP President Fred Kowal:

As we continue to work with the State and SUNY on implementation of the new terms of the 2023-26 State/UUP Agreement, I write to update you on the current information we have regarding implementation dates.  Attached to this message, you will find a summary of the new provisions of the 2023-26 Agreement which includes the dates on which those provisions become effective and the dates that we anticipate the contractual provisions will be implemented.  

Most members are asking about when the retroactive 2022 and 2023 across-the-board salary increases will be paid.  The State has not yet officially announced pay dates for implementation of the 2022 and 2023 salary increases.  The pay dates included in the attachment reflect the best current information we have regarding implementation.  The official announcement is dependent on completion of the payroll system coding and OSC payroll instructions.  While we anticipate those dates will be the actual payment dates, they are potentially subject to change.     

We have also received many questions about when and how the new Paid Parenting Leave (PPL) benefit can be used, particularly since it is retroactive to April 11, 2023.  I am pleased to announce that the Office of State Comptroller has now released the OSC Payroll Bulletin with the pay code for and instructions on implementation of PPL, SUNY Bulletin No. SU-342.1 | Office of the New York State Comptroller.   We also anticipate that SUNY will soon release additional instructions about retroactive implementation for members who seek to use PPL instead of previously charged NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL).   The release of these instructions should clear up most of the issues we have been having with campus HR departments regarding implementation of PPL.

Please feel free to share this information, including the information in the attachment, with your members.   

In Solidarity,

Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.
United University Professions

Contract Negotiations General

Updated 2023 Tentative Agreement Meetings

Our chapter hosted a Tentative Agreement Meeting on June 27. If you were unable to attend or would like to attend a meeting in person you can attend any chapter visit at any campus (schedule shown below) Our Chapter Assistant Mary Vetter can help with logistics if you’d like to attend. Email her at:

In addition to in-person presentations, there will be four options to join a statewide virtual session.  Those are listed at the bottom of the schedule below. The link to register for the virtual sessions can be found in the UUP rotator at and via this link:  Registration for Virtual Briefing Session.

If you are unable to use the PDF file, the text version is below:

  • New Paltz: 6/26 @ 11:30 am
  • Delhi: 6/26 @ 3 pm
  • Albany: 6/27 @ 12 pm
  • SUNY Empire: 6/27 @ 3:30 pm
  • Upstate/ESF: 6/28 @ 1 pm; 5 pm
  • Buffalo Center: 7/10 @ 12 pm
  • Fredonia: 7/10 @ 1 pm
  • Buffalo State: 7/10 @ 4 pm
  • Buffalo HSC: 7/10 @ 5 pm
  • Brockport: 7/11 @ 11 am
  • Geneseo: 7/11 @ 11 am
  • Alfred: 7/11 @ 3 pm
  • Polytechnic: 7/13 @ 11 am
  • Morrisville: 7/13 @ 4 pm
  • Oswego: 7/14 @ 12 pm
  • DMC: 7/17 @ 9 am and 12 pm
  • Farmingdale: 7/17 @ 10 am
  • Old Westbury: 7/17 @ 1 pm
  • Purchase: 7/18 @ 10 am
  • Cobleskill: 7/19 @ 10 am
  • Oneonta: 7/20 @ 11 am
  • Binghamton: 7/20 @ 3 pm
  • Cortland: 7/21 @ 10 am
  • Maritime: 7/24 @ 11 am
  • Optometry: 7/24 @ 3 pm
  • Stony Brook: 7/24 @ 3 pm
  • System Admin: 7/25 @ 12 pm
  • SB HSC: 7/25 @ 7:30 am; 12:30 pm
  • Potsdam: 7/27 @ 12 pm
  • Canton: 7/27 @ 4 pm
  • Plattsburgh: 7/28 @ 10 am

UUP Virtual Tentative Agreement Briefing Sessions

  • July 12 @ 12 – 2 pm
  • July 18 @ 4 – 6 pm
  • July 19 @ 3 – 5 pm
  • July 26 @ 12 – 2 pm

The link to register for the virtual sessions can be found in the UUP rotator at and via this link:  Registration for Virtual Briefing Session.

Contract Negotiations Town Hall

Join UUP for a Negotiations Town Hall

Contract negotiations are underway, and we want to make sure that every UUP member is educated and involved. Please join us for an upcoming Negotiations Town Hall to learn about the status of UUP/New York State contract negotiations and ask questions. UUP Chief Negotiator Bret Benjamin and Counsel to the President Elizabeth Hough will host these virtual town halls.

UUP Members-Only Negotiations Town Halls will be held on the following dates:

Oct. 3, 2022, 4 pm- 6 pm. Register here.

Oct. 7, 2022, 12 pm- 2 pm. Register here.

In solidarity with Campus Equity Week, a national week of action to highlight the structural inequities that characterize contingent employment, we will also be hosting two virtual town halls focused specifically on contractual proposals for contingent employees. All are welcome to attend, but the focus of these two sessions will be on UUP’s efforts during bargaining to improve the working conditions of contingent employees.

Contingent Faculty Negotiations Town Halls will be held on the following dates:

Oct. 26, 2022, 7 pm- 9 pm. Register here

Oct. 27, 2022, 12 pm- 2 pm. Register here.

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to be involved and support contract negotiations.

If you have any questions about UUP’s contract negotiations, don’t hesitate to email