Welcome to UUP!

    United University Professions (UUP) is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

    How do I join UUP?

    Click here to sign up online now!

    To be eligible to join UUP, you must be an employee of the State University of New York and belong to the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (PSNU, also called the `08 Bargaining Unit). Click on the links below to download a union membership application. Fill it out and sign it. The application cannot be processed without your signature.

    You can mail it or fax the application to UUP. UUP's fax number is (518) 640-6698. The union's mailing address is: United University Professions, P.O. Box 15143, Albany, NY 12112-5143.

    Click here for an Active Membership Application (in PDF format)

    Click here for a Retiree Membership Application (in PDF format)

    Click here for Active Membership while on Leave Without Pay (in PDF format)

    Moving? Click here for a Change of Address Form (in writable PDF format)

    United we stand strong

    UUP represents SUNY faculty and other professionals at the bargaining table and works to protect their interests by:

    • Achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs.

    • Providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs.

    • Obtaining state resources for the State University through effective legislative and political action.

    • Seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the University.

    As the largest higher education union in the nation, UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force and bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.

    SUNY strong

    UUP's membership reflects the diversity of SUNY. Our union represents workers in more than 500 job titles, including:

    Academic faculty

    Student Affairs personnel


    Public Relations personnel

    Doctors, dentists, nurses and other professionals at teaching hospitals and Health Sciences Centers

    Graphic artists

    Student recruitment professionals

    Educational Opportunity Center instructors

    Financial aid counselors

    System Administration staff

    Student resident hall personnel

    Admissions counselors

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