Chancellor, support SUNY employees for a fair contract!

United University Professions is negotiating with New York state for a new contract, one that is fair and equitable for all UUP members.

By sending this e-letter, you, as a UUP member, are asking SUNY Chancellor John King to support SUNY employees by working with the governor's office to bring about a fair and equitable contract for UUP. The letter outlines four areas in which we have foundational demands: Replacing DSI with a service award/longevity model, improving pay and job security for contingent faculty, increasing pay for health-care workers, and enhancing telecommuting for professionals and librarians.  

The letter also reminds the chancellor that when UUP bargains for a new contract, we also fight for our students, our patients and the ideals of the SUNY mission.

A fair contract for workers at SUNY campuses and public teaching hospitals is imperative for SUNY to continue its mission of offering an accessible, affordable public higher education of the highest quality. It is UUP members who teach classes, support students, maintain IT networks, heal patients, conduct research, train doctors and nurses, and do so much more.  

Thank you for sending this letter.