Advocacy and Action General Town Hall

Sign Up Today – Legislative Agenda Town Hall

From Fred Kowal, UUP President

As you may know, our Outreach Committee will be hosting two virtual town hall meetings to gather input as part of the development of our 2023 Legislative Agenda. The first one will be held this Friday (10/21) at noon, with a second being held next Tuesday (10/25) at 6 pm.

Please click the link below to register:

2023 Legislative Agenda Town Hall Registration Form:

If you are unable to attend either of these meetings you can submit ideas for UUP’s Legislative Agenda through our online portal here:

We had many successes last year due to the hard work of our members. And we have even greater opportunities to move our institutions forward if we work together. I encourage you to be active, participate in our advocacy efforts, and add your voice in advocating for our union and our common interests. Your ideas and suggestions are critical for us to create a comprehensive agenda that will gather political support across New York.

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