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.
UUP elections are this spring. All are encouraged run and become more involved with our Chapter. Eligible members (signed membership card as of 1/11/17) received nomination forms by mail from UUP the week of 1/23/17. (Contact the Chapter office firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you did not to verify eligibility and get your nomination submitted.) All officer positions are open: President, Vice President for Professionals, Vice President for Academics, Officer for Contingents, Officer for Retirees, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant VP for Professionals, and Assistant VP for Academics (one candidate elected for each) and all eligible professionals and academics may also run as a delegate (it only takes one vote to be elected as a delegate.) All terms are 2 years, 6/1/17-5/31/19. Delegates are members representing the Chapter at the Statewide UUP level, are eligible to attend 3 statewide Delegate Assemblies (DAs) each year, and are members of the Executive Committee (EC) which meets monthly on campus and decides the Chapter's agenda and priorities, authorizes funding requests, and oversees Chapter initiatives. Please note the important deadlines/dates below (full election schedule posted on the UUP statewide site: http://uupinfo.org/elections/pdf/2017-2019ChapterElectionCalendar.pdf).
UUP Albany is pleased to announce the release of "Woven Into It's Very Fabric: A Report on Contingent Labor at the University at Albany, Survey Data Analysis and Policy Proposals." This report makes important contributions to the national conversation on adjunct and contingent labor in higher education. It includes 10 specific policy proposals that arise from a detailed analysis of employment data and survey responses from academic contingents on the UAlbany Campus. Our Chapter is pleased to be working with Albany Administration to implement the proposals detailed in the report.