UUP Negotiations

UPDATED JAN. 5, 2012

Negotiations to Resume in January

UUP’s Negotiations Team will resume contract talks with the State on January 11, with additional sessions scheduled this month through February.

All UUP proposals under 25 contract articles and 7 appendices opened for discussion were thoroughly presented to and discussed with the State during contract talks that began in August and continued through mid-December, 2011. The State's negotiators presented UUP with demands pertaining to Compensation (Article 20), Health Benefits (Article 39), and Duration (Article 55). They also proposed a new article on Deficit Reduction Leave (a term used in other bargaining unit agreements to denote furloughs), as well as additional non-monetary proposals that would fall under existing contract articles or appendices.

UUP’s contract is complex, with important monetary and non-monetary items of great concern to our membership. January talks with the State will continue the process of hammering out the details of a potential new agreement.

Other State Employee Union Contracts

The PBA of NYS (Police Benevolent Association), which recently replaced Council 82 as the collective bargaining unit for 1,200 Forest Rangers and University, Park, and Environmental Police, reached a tentative agreement with the State in December. As reported in previous updates, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and Public Employees Federation (PEF) ratified new contracts in 2011. NYSCOPBA (New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association), which represents over 23,000 state employees, will also be negotiating a new contract.

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UUP negotiators proceed to resolve contract details January 23, 2013
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Negotiations Team hard at work November 19, 2012
Some contract items remain unresolved November 7, 2012
September 2012 Negotiations Bulletin Sept. 2012
Negotiations Team gears up for September meetings August 28, 2012
Negotiations Process Continues July 30, 2012
UUP Struggles to Reach Fair Agreement July 16, 2012
Next negotiations dates, NYSCOPBA reaches tentative pact June 27, 2012
Compensation Issues Remain Focal Point of Negotiations June 7, 2012
UUP Continues to Press for Fair Pact May 30, 2012
Negotiations to Resume May 22 May 16, 2012
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UUP holds firm for fair contract March 27, 2012
Intense discussion of key contract items continues March 13, 2012
UUP presses for fair contract February 27, 2012
Negotiations Sessions Continue February 13, 2012
State responds to UUP's counterproposals January 30, 2012
Negotiations Process Enters New Phase January 18, 2012
Negotiations to Resume in January January 5, 2012
December Negotiations Wrap-Up December 6, 2011
November Negotiations Wrap-Up November 15, 2011
October Negotiations Wrap-Up October 31, 2011
The Negotiations Landscape: UUP & Other State Employee Unions October 12, 2011
Health Benefits and UUP Demands Discussed with the State September 20, 2011
UUP/State Contract Proposals September 12, 2011
UUP Begins Detailed Presentation of Demands September 12, 2011
UUP Exchanges Contract Proposals with the State August 29, 2011
Message from the President: Contract Expiration Q & A August 18, 2011
Message from the President -Re: contract expiration Q & A July 6, 2011
The Voice, Committee OKs Contract Proposals May/June, 2011
Negotiations Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 May 3, 2011
Spring, 2011 Negotiations Update Mar. 10, 2011
The Voice, UUP prioritizes member's suggestions Feb/March, 2011
The Voice, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Appointees do their part to gather input Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011
The Voice, Negotiations Team traverses State to gather member input November 2010
The Voice, Meet your Negotiations Team
The Voice, Team readies for tough talks at the table
October 2010
Negotiations Bulletin: Negotiations at a glance (PDF) Sept. 22, 2010
2010 Member Suggestion Form (Web form - preferred method) Sept. 20, 2010
2010 Member Suggestion Form (PDF - printed form) Sept. 10, 2010
Chapter Visits Schedule (PDF) Sept. 10, 2010


Information related to contract negotiations will be posted on this site as it develops. For further information contact Jamie Dangler (contract@uupmail.org).

Chief Negotiator: Jamie Dangler
UUP Vice-President for Academics
Email: contract@uupmail.org

Associate Chief Negotiator: Mike Smiles
UUP Statewide Executive Board Member and Farmingdale UUP Chapter Executive Board Member.

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