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Austerity U Video Clips

‘Fees are Wage Theft’: Graduate Labor Unions and Confronting the Neoliberal University presented by Jonathan Isaac (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Strategizing the Fight Back, Lessons from Rutgers, CUNY & SUNY presented by Sherry Wolf (AAUP-Rutgers), James D. Hoff (PSC-CUNY), Beth Wilson (UUP-New Paltz Chapter President).

Strategizing the Fight Back, Lessons from Rutgers, CUNY & SUNY presented by Sherry Wolf (AAUP-Rutgers), James D. Hoff (PSC-CUNY), Beth Wilson (UUP-New Paltz Chapter President).

Austerity University 2020

Fighting for our Public Higher Education!

What an amazing event with professionals and comrades, discussing our fight for public higher education.

#MemberActionCoalition #MemberdrivenUnionism #OrganizingfortheCommonGood #AusterityU #CUNYSUNYNYC

UUP Rally Video- February 25, 2020

Here are some clips from the February rally that happened reccently! Feel free to share and spread the word! #DONTCLIPOURWINGS #FUNDSUNYNOW



Fund SUNY Now! Rally at SUNY New Paltz

#FUNDSUNYNow Rally 2020

What a great turn out, thank you to all who came out and supported! The fight goes on and remember, we are stronger together!

#WeNeedREALProgressforSUNY #InvestInSUNYInvestInNewYork

#PutThePublicBackInPUBLICHigherEd #SUNYUnitedWillNeverBeDefeated

#EducationIsARightWeWillNotGiveUpTheFight #DontClipOurWings



Renaming of the Hasbrouck Complex Buildings

United University Professions

New Paltz Chapter


Resolution from the UUP-New Paltz Chapter

on the renaming of the Hasbrouck Complex buildings

WHEREAS United University Profession (UUP) represents over 900 bargaining unit members on the SUNY New Paltz campus, and

WHEREAS our work focuses on providing historically honest, conceptually and critically clear education to our students, in an atmosphere of collective care and concern that enhances the sense of well-being and inclusion for everyone on our campus, and

WHEREAS “after extensive research, data review, and conversations with students, faculty, staff, community members, representatives of Historic Huguenot Street, descendants of Huguenot families, and alumni,” the SUNY New Paltz Diversity and Inclusion Council has determined that the Hasbrouck Complex buildings should be renamed, and

WHEREAS the New Paltz Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to support this recommendation of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and

WHEREAS the President of the New Paltz Student Association has called for the College Council to remove the Huguenot patentee names from the Hasbrouck Residential Complex buildings, and to find other ways to recognize the contributions of the Huguenot patentees and their descendants as well as the indigenous Munsee and the Africans who also lived here, and

WHEREAS we believe the best interests of the College community, our members, and our students are best served by recognizing the difficult historical realities that were foundational to the establishment of New Paltz, and addressing the continuing toll generated by the burden of slavery and racism in our own time, and

WHEREAS we stand in solidarity with our students and our Faculty Senate,

Be it RESOLVED that the UUP-New Paltz Chapter endorses the recommendation to rename the Hasbrouck Complex buildings on our campus contained in the Report of the Diversity and Inclusion Council to the members of the College Council, and be it further

RESOLVED that the Chapter President share this resolution with the College Council, the President of the College, the Presiding Officer of the Faculty Senate, the President of the New Paltz Student Association, and the SUNY New Paltz Diversity and Inclusion Council in advance of the next meeting of the College Council on February 21, 2019.


A message from our UUP-New Paltz Political Outreach Coordinator, Brian Obach:

We are hoping that you can join us during this crucial election season.  Many of the issues that have concerned us for years are really determined at this juncture based on who we elect.  Getting much-needed additional support for SUNY will critically depend on flipping the State Senate, and there are a number of key races in our area that will help to decide this result.


On Wednesday, October 24 from 4:00-6:00 pm a group of us are going out to campaign for Jen Metzger who is an outstanding pro-higher education candidate running for State Senate in our area.  We are hoping that you can join us.  We’ll be knocking on some doors and distributing literature.  We’ll do it in teams and you’ll be matched with an experienced campaigner, but we really need your help.  This is how democracy is done.  Jen needs us and we really need her if anything is going to change in terms of how the state treats SUNY and its faculty and staff.


We’re meeting at the Rondout Teachers Association office at 4301 Route 209 at 4:00 on Wednesday.  Please let me know if you can join us.


Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! You can reach me at to RSVP or for more information.

Bullhorn Newletter

See the latest Bullhorn 2018 Article here.