Welcome to the website of the Oneonta chapter of United University Professions (UUP).
UUP Oneonta encompasses multiple generations of committed education activists, both professionals and academics, full and part-time, and retirees. UUP Oneonta brings the power of solidarity through its membership in the Statewide UUP, the country’s largest higher education union. UUP is a member of the 630,000 plus strong New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Statewide UUP, working with the chapters, negotiates our contract with the State of New York. On campus, UUP Oneonta is responsible for contract implementation. Through the contractually authorized Labor-Management meetings and the Grievance Procedures, UUP Oneonta provides representation for our members. In addition to contact representation,
Oneonta activities include on-going dialogue with Management, administration and facilitation of several benefits and grants, SUNY advocacy, membership development, College and community service, and sponsorship of social events. UUP Oneonta also works with Management to protect the health and safety of our members.
Through our Chapter and Executive Board Meetings, the award winning Sentinel newsletter, surveys, panels, forums, and this website, UUP Oneonta communicate and provides important information and a social venue for our members to come together in solidarity. Through coordinated Outreach and Advocacy with the community and elected officials, UUP and UUP Oneonta continually articulates the need for strong and stable funding for SUNY. It is your union, and the strength of UUP Oneonta depends upon your active participation.
Executive Board members of your local chapter of UUP marched on Albany, three days after the State Budget was released proposing cuts to SUNY, at a time when New York State needs to invest in our greatest asset. Several students were there to hear our message and were appreciative the union was watching out for their best interests.
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- CSEA wants its ORDA contract, snow or not
Yes, summer is approaching and lots of skier/boarders have put their longjohns away and taken out golf clubs, bikes or other gear, but a contract dispute between the Olympic Regional Development Authority and the Civil Service Employees Association has continued to bubble along. CSEA earlier today released this decision, which apparently came down last month, [...]
- Comptroller: Agricultural Dept. failed to scrub personal info
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, in a just-released audit, found that the state Agriculture Dept. failed to erase personal information, including social security numbers, health information and even photos (the nature of which are not known) from the cell phones, computer hard drives and tablets that some workers last summer turned in for periodic recycling when [...]
- Liquor Authority inspectors say they’re racially mocked
A reader forwarded along a complaint signed by a half dozen employees of the State Liquor Authority, alleging racially insensitive remarks by white co-workers and supervisors in the enforcement bureau covering New York City. The complaint was addressed to SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen, as well as the affirmative action division at the Office of General [...]
- DiNapoli report shows overtime increase
The amount of overtime clocked by state employees is rising at a steady clip, with the amount paid in 2012 — $529 million — reaching a five-year high, according to a report issued Tuesday by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. That’s about 3.6 percent of the total state agency payroll, DiNapoli said, and an 11 percent increase [...]
- Good news for MC/Confs: longevity, step pay is here (Updated)
Actually its from last year, but this news posted just now on a state budget bulletin will be welcomed by thousands of management/confidential employees who have gone quite a while without pay hikes. Essentially, it appears that the confidential secretaries, Grade 17 and below who are at the top of their pay scales will be [...]
- Workforce report predicts glut of retirements
I wrote this morning about a coming glut of retirements, and the state’s plan to hire a Rochester-area firm to develop a staffing firm to write a succesion plan. The article also references the 2012 Workforce Management Report, a sort of quasi-census published annually by the Department of Civil Service. Among the interesting findings: – [...]
- New York warning employees about suspicious mail
The state’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is alerting employees to “remain vigilant” amid reports of poisoned letters sent to the White House and congressional offices. The alert, which was forwarded along by a source, was issued around 12:30 p.m. today. It came from the state’s emergency watch center, according to Peter Cutler, [...]
- Senate committee moves MC pay study bill
This issue has been around for several years and the latest turn involves a proposal to create a salary commission for management/confidential employees, who have gone without a ‘statutory’ pay raise since the Paterson Administration. The Senate Finance Committee just voted to move such a bill toward the floor for a vote and the Assembly [...]
- Nurses push for better staffing (Updated)
Among the groups here at the Capitol for lobby day are several hundred nurses with the State Nurses Association who are renewing their push for better staffing in hospitals. Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who chairs the health committee, has a bill that would do that, but there are obstacles including financial ones. “Hospitals are cutting [...]
- Teamsters/TA BB battle erupts
Teamsters and the state Thruway Authority have been battling for months over contract issues and in the past few weeks the conflict has deepened as the Thruway, as they earlier said they would, has laid off approximately 200 workers as a cost-saving measure. The most recent front in this fight is centering over a particularly [...]
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Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline.That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high this summer.
- How Ted Cruz's Father Shaped His Views On Immigration
The Texas senator says giving a path to citizenship to immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be unfair to immigrants who followed the rules, like his own father, 74-year-old Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. He portrays his dad as a kind of Cuban Horatio Alger.
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- What Makes Rituals Special? Join Us For A Google+ Conversation
From savoring a morning coffee to lighting a candle each night, people employ rituals all over the world. NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam speaks with behavior scientist Francesca Gino and Slate columnist William Saletan about the role of rituals in human life.
- Can This Dominican Factory Pay Good Wages And Make A Profit?
Textile workers in some poor countries like Bangladesh can make less than $100 a month. One factory in the Dominican Republic is trying something different: It's paying workers $500 a month. The company has yet to break even after three years, but the CEO says the business is growing rapidly and he believes it will be profitable.
- In More Cities, A Camera On Every Corner, Park And Sidewalk
A growing number of cities are using surveillance cameras in the hope of fighting crime, but all that video is almost useless without powerful search tools to sort the material. The municipal camera trend is proving to be big business for companies that design video analytics software.
- Gourmands Through The Ages: 'A History Of Food In 100 Recipes'
From ancient Egyptian bakers to Gordon Ramsey, every era has its foodies. And without them, the history of food would be pretty darn boring, says William Sitwell. His new book chronicles how these epicures shaped our palates, and the recipes they left behind.
- Senators Closing In On Border Security Compromise
Senators closing in on border security compromise
- Medical Care Lags Behind Afghan Military Growth
Medical care lags behind Afghan military growth
- House To Vote On Cuts To Crop Insurance
House to vote on cuts to crop insurance
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- India Floods Strand Thousands; More Than 100 Dead
India floods strand thousands; more than 100 dead
- Boehner Dances Between GOP, Dems On Immigration
Boehner dances between GOP, Dems on immigration
- Conservative Conference Highlights Murky Tax Laws
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