The New Paltz Chapter of the United University Professions (UUP) represents the interests of some 900 academic and professional employees, both full- and part-time, at SUNY New Paltz. Officers and Delegates to the three annual Delegate Assemblies are volunteers, elected for terms of two-years by a vote of the membership. New Paltz is one of twenty-nine Chapters that represent the various campus types within SUNY. As a Liberal Arts College, New Paltz joins with other campus types—Graduate Centers, University Colleges of Technology, Health Science Centers, Environmental Science and Forestry, and Empire State College. UUP statewide represents 37,000 academics and professionals across New York State.
At New Paltz, the Executive Committee, made up of the elected Officers, Delegates and Alternate Delegates, meets regularly during the academic year. The schedule of Executive Committee and other meetings can be found on the home page. You will find names, campus phone numbers, and email addresses of UUP leaders at New Paltz und the Who’s Who tab.
As a higher education union in New York State, UUP negotiates terms and conditions for academic and professional staff with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER), creating a contractual agreement statewide. Your elected Chapter Leadership monitors the implementation of the contract locally, and meets with College Administrators at least monthly in Labor-Management meetings to discuss issues of concern to UUP. There are also Part-Time Labor-Management meetings held several times each semester with the Provost. On some occasions, UUP initiates grievance procedures on behalf of a member to correct procedural errors in the application of campus rules that affect the member adversely.
For further information about the New Paltz Chapter, including links to UUP statewide, Chapters at other campuses, and affiliate organizations, peruse the webpage. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (845) 257-2783.
Peter D.G. Brown, Chapter President