United University Professions - Albany Chapter

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What is UUP?

The United University Professions (UUP) is the largest higher education union in the nation, representing over 35,000 academics and professionals in 800 job titles across the SUNY system and in SUNY administration. The University at Albany Chapter of UUP works with statewide UUP to improve working conditions on our campus, advocate for academics and professionals, and keep higher education affordable and accessible for students. A union's strength is in its members. We encourage all academics and professionals, part-time and full-time, contingent or tenure track to get involved in our chapter and affect positive change on the UAlbany campus and beyond. Join us at events, participate in committees, engage in community activism, share concerns and propose solutions.

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News/Upcoming Events

Please join UUP Albany as we stand in solidarity with the workers at the Albany Hilton, who have been out on strike throughout the fall. On Tuesday, December 19th there will be a rally at the Hilton (40 Lodge St.) at 5:30pm, followed by a holiday party sponsored by the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District at 6:30pm at the Albany Labor Temple (890 3rd St.). Proceeds raised will go directly to a holiday fund for the striking workers. Our Chapter has made a donation but individuals can donate too. The Solidarity Committee suggests $20. If you can't make the event but want to help give our striking brothers and sisters a nice holiday meal, you can send a check to The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, 33 Central Ave, Albany NY 12210. Just note "Holiday Fund" in the memo line. Workers are on the picket line daily from 8am-8pm and welcome support. The Albany County Central Federation of Labor joins them weekly on Thursday evenings at 40 Lodge St. from 5-6:30pm. Join us!

UUP Supports St. Vincent's Food Pantry: At its fall General Membership meeting the Albany chapter of UUP raised $1,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. In spring, UUP will partner with Sodexo and University Auxiliary Services in a joint 5K race/walk to raise funds to fight hunger. Proceeds will benefit St. Vincent's Food Pantry and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. Tentative date: Saturday, April 14. Remember St. Vincent's in your holiday giving! Bring donations to the University Holiday Gala on Dec. 15 at the Polish Community Center. For specific needs see: http://bit.ly/2AqcQ55. The UUP Office (LCSB 51) is also accepting toiletries for the Pantry.

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Negotiations continue on UUP's overdue contract (for updates visit https://uuphost.org/myuup/MembersOnly/check.php.)

The Chapter seeks member signatures on a fair contract petition that will be given to administration mid-December. Over 200 signatures were obtained at the 11/16/17 rally (pictured.) Department reps have copies or members can sign and return the form to Aaron Major A&S 301, or aaronmajor@gmail.com by 12/12/17.

Fair Contract Rally

UUP statewide wants to hear from all academic contingents. Please take a minute to complete the survey and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Congratulations to our own JoEllen Welsh, an Empire Innovation Professor at UAlbany's Cancer Research Center and School of Public Health who has earned SUNY's Distinguished Professorship. See http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1617/171127.php for details.