May 29, 2015
Capital Region UUPers join the debate
UUP’s leadership team continued to gather input and share strategies with members during the latest in a series of regional meetings that have taken place around the state since early spring. More than two dozen members from Capital Region chapters came together to voice their opinions to UUP’s statewide officers.
“These meetings give the officers a chance to devote time to listen to the concerns from specific group of members,” said UUP President Fred Kowal. “Small-group discussions like this provide the opportunity to delve deeper into the issues and exchange information in a much more intimate way.”
Reynolds Jones, ESC Chapter vice president for professionals—pictured above, right, with Cobleskill Chapter VP for Professionals Chad Hisert, left, and Cobleskill Chapter Secretary Cliff DaVis—joined leaders from UUP’s Albany New Paltz and Utica/Rome chapters to discuss topics from declining enrollments to budget cuts.
Kowal used the meeting to brief the leaders on the union’s post-budget legislative priorities, including its call for adequate “maintenance of effort” funding to cover SUNY’s hospitals and mandatory costs.
VP for Professionals Philippe Abraham, VP for Academics Jamie Dangler and Secretary Eileen Landy also took part in the meeting.
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