September 10, 2020
The fall semester has begun, SUNY campuses are open and UUP members with questions and concerns can ask and air them at a series of regional virtual tele-town halls set to start Sept. 15.
Registration is open for the tele-town halls, which go to Sept. 24. Click HERE to register.
Members can talk about what it’s like now that classes have resumed and share their experiences about what it was like as campuses prepared to reopen during a pandemic. Members are encouraged to bring up problems or concerns that can be addressed at the chapter or statewide level.
“What our members think is important, and that’s why we’ve set up these tele-town halls,” said UUP President Fred Kowal. “Sharing our experiences as campuses reopened and what our members are dealing with now are valuable exercises that will help keep our members safe and allow them to provide a quality education to students during this difficult time.”
The regional meetings begin at noon. Campuses have been placed into six regions based on location. Empire State College Chapter members should sign up for the session that’s closest to where they work.
The schedule of tele-town halls is below:
- Sept. 15 – Western NY (Alfred, Brockport, Buffalo Center, Buffalo HSC, Buffalo State, Fredonia and Geneseo)
- Sept. 16 – Capital District (Albany, Cobleskill, Polytechnic Institute and System Administration)
- Sept. 17 – Central NY (Binghamton, Cortland, Delhi, ESF, Morrisville, Oneonta, Polytechnic Institute and Upstate Medical University)
- Sept. 22 – Long Island (Farmingdale, Old Westbury, Stony Brook and Stony Brook HSC)
- Sept. 23 – Hudson Valley/Metro-Downstate (Downstate Medical Center, Maritime, New Paltz, Optometry and Purchase)
- Sept. 24 – North Country (Canton, Oswego, Plattsburgh and Potsdam)
Information on how to log in to the event will be sent to registrants the week of the tele-town hall they registered for; log-in information is individualized.
“UUP is standing strong in the face of the greatest challenges we've ever encountered,” Kowal said. “I'm looking forward to hearing from as many of our union colleagues as possible as we continue to fight for safe, healthy communities and a better SUNY for all.”