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United University Professions (UUP) is the nation’s largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.
The Oneonta chapter of UUP represents 656 employees and 139 retirees. The employees and retirees are involved in many college and community activities. They volunteer their time to a wide variety of community activities such as:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Saturdays’ Bread
- The Lords’ Table
- The Pit run
- Seats on local boards and organizations
- Coaches of recreational youth sports teams
How do I join UUP?
To be eligible to join UUP, you must be an employee of the State University of New York and belong to the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (PSNU, also called the `08 Bargaining Unit). Click on the links below to download a union membership application. Fill it out and sign it. The application cannot be processed without your signature.
Click here to be taken to the UUP benefits page where you will find forms and info for the Benefit Trust Fund, Davis Vision, Delta Dental & Retirees. You can also visit our UUP guides and information tab (click here) and find more useful links
Who does UUP represent?
With some 526 job titles included in the bargaining unit, UUP reflects the diversity of SUNY. Members include:Academic faculty Student Affairs personnel Librarians Public Relations personnel Doctors, dentists, nurses and other professionals at teaching hospitals and Health Sciences Centers Graphic artists Student recruitment professionals Educational Opportunity Center instructors Financial aid counselors System Administration staff Student resident hall personnel Admissions counselors
UUP represents SUNY faculty and other professionals at the bargaining table and works to protect their interests by:
- Achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs.
- Providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs.
- Obtaining state resources for the State University through effective legislative and political action.
- Seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the University.
As the largest higher education union in the nation, UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force and bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.