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Your chapter and UUP can't work without you.  There are many ways to get involved, and your contribution -- big or small -- is valuable!

Download the NYSUT Member Action Center App now to fax your legislators!  Versions are available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android.

Contribute to Vote / Cope!  Use the pledge card (PDF) on the UUP site.

Consider joining a committee!  Email uupeschapter@gmail.com to become involved!

Contract Negotiations

Stay informed by visiting the "Negotiations" page on the UUP website.

"Negotiations Bulletin for Feb. 7, 2017" now available at the UUP Members-Only web portal (login required; see the "Negotiations" page for instructions)

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Upcoming Events


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2016-2022 State/UUP Tentative Agreement Reached (updated 6/13/18)

UUP and members of the Negotiations Team will visit chapters over the next coming weeks and ballots will be mailed in early August. Full details are on the UUP website:


We are planning on the following for our Chapter negotiations meetings:

  • June 20 in Rochester (likely it will be noon—will confirm time)
  •  June 25 at noon at Hudson Street in Manhattan
  •  July 9 in Saratoga (noon) and Latham (6 pm) and we are working on videoconferencing to other locations

Attached is the updated list of chapter visits in June (PDF) and the chapter visit list for July. Remember that UUP members may attend a negotiations meeting at any chapter—please email the ESC chapter at uupescchapter@gmail.com for information on any meeting at other chapters.

Please attend a meeting if you can; review the highlights and contract language carefully, email any questions, and return your ballot in August!

Recent Announcements

  • UUP Tentative Agreement Signed Message from UUP President Fred Kowal: Dear Colleagues: Today the UUP Negotiations Committee voted unanimously to send the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the State of New York to the ...
    Posted May 24, 2018, 12:43 PM by Kathy Farrell
  • Your Input Wanted: Survey About Future Professional Development Workshops The NYS/UUP Joint Labor/Management Committees would like your input in determining the interest level for future Professional Development Workshops for UUP-represented employees. Please take a moment to ...
    Posted May 23, 2018, 7:18 AM by Kathy Farrell
  • Empire Knowledgebank eLearning Program for 2018-2019 The NYS/ UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees is pleased to announce the Empire Knowledgebank eLearning programs for UUP-represented employees. Employees who apply to the EKB Program will be issued ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 1:11 PM by Kathy Farrell
  • Commencement cords available to veterans who are members of UUP The UUP Veterans Affairs Committee is once again offering red, white, and blue regalia cords to be worn with commencement attire. Cords are to be given to veterans who are ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:50 AM by Kathy Farrell
  • Paid Organizing Training Available! Brothers and Sisters,   If you have thought about getting more involved in your union, we have a great opportunity for you!   UUP and AFT have partnered to offer member to ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 4:28 AM by Jane Valetta
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For earlier announcements, please see our archives: