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Miscellany Affiliate Structure UUP Mission UUP Staff State-wide Officers
100
What is New York?
This state has the second highest (after Hawaii) share of union workers in the country.
100
What is NYSUT?
Federation of more than 1,200 local unions in the Empire State, each representing its own members.
100
What are terms and conditions of employment?
Like every union, we fight to improve these on behalf of ourselves and our union siblings. [Hint: Ts and Cs]
100
Who are the UUP Chapter Assistants?
28 of these hard-working and talented folks represented by CWA, one at most every chapter.
100
Who is UUP State-wide president Fred Kowal?
This state-wide officer was UUP Chapter President at SUNY Cobleskill from 1993 to 2003.
200
What is the SUNY Faculty Senate?
Not a union, it was created in 1953 by SUNY to establish a formal method to consult with faculty on governance issues.
200
What is the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)?
An affiliate of the AFL-CIO, founded in 1916, this federation represents 1.7 million teachers, paraprofessionals, government workers, nurses, & higher education faculty and staff across the country.
200
What is mutual assistance?
We are dedicated to promote this and cooperation among UUP members.
200
What is Counsel to the President?
Elizabeth Hough provides legal advice to the UUP President in this role.
200
Who is Vice President for Professionals, Tom Tucker?
A scene shop supervisor at The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo.
300
What is New York State (not SUNY).
UUP's agreement (or "contract") is with this entity.
300
What is the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations?
It's the full name of the AFL-CIO, the democratic, voluntary federation of 55 national & international labor unions that represent 12.5 million workers.
300
What are education and democracy?
We are committed to advance this thing in that, and that thing in this. [Hint: E & D.]
300
Who are the (NEROP) Organizers?
Close to concluding a new contract with AFT, six of these unionized, energetic workers are spread around the state assisting UUP chapters with membership drives, ambassador programs, department rep structures, and more.
300
Who is AVP Jamie Dangler?
Hailing from SUNY Cortland, co-authored an extensive research report for UUP on gender and salary inequity in 2009.
400
What is 32?
You might know it as the atomic number of germanium, what's germane here is the number of UUP chapters.
400
What is the NEA or National Education Association?
With 3 million members, this professional organization has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
400
What is unity?
We strive to promote this principle as well as collective bargaining in higher education.
400
Who are the UUP Administrative Staff?
These diligent workers based in Latham provide assistance to the state-wide officers and other staff, handle member phone calls, set up meetings/ trainings, shipping and more.
400
Who is Secretary-Treasurer Jeri O'Bryan Losee
All the way from SUNY Morrisville, this person now occupies an officer position that was combined.
500
What is the UUP Delegate Assembly (DA)?
Meets twice a year, often at the Desmond Hotel, it sets policy for the organization.
500
What is Education International?
Formed from the merger of the two major international teachers' unions in 1993. [Hint: It's got "Education" in its name]
500
What is to defend?
Our mission includes doing this regarding the civil, professional and human rights of those we represents.
500
Who are the Member Benefits Department staff?
These dedicated workers focus on Vision & Dental plans for UUPers, as well as other programs for members only.
500
Who is Membership Development Officer (MDO) Tom Hoey
Network Engineer at the University at Albany, a state-wide officer since February 2016.






UUP: the Organization

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