What is UUP?

United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

With some 526 job titles included in the bargaining unit, UUP reflects the diversity of the State University. Members include:

Academic Faculty

Student Affairs Personnel


Public Relations Personnel

Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Other Professionals at Teaching Hospitals and Health Science Centers.

Graphic Artists

Student Recruitment Professionals

Instructors in the Educational Opportunity Centers

Financial Aid Counselors

System Administration Staff

Student Resident Hall Personnel

Admissions Counselors

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.

How to join UUP?

To be eligible to join UUP, one 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 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)

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