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Contingent Employee resolutions passed at AFT Convention

Dear Colleagues,

Two important resolutions pertaining to contingent employees were passed at the AFT Convention earlier this month. A notice is posted on the UUP home page.

The resolution titled “Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility for Part-Time Faculty” was submitted by UUP.

The resolution titled “Ending the Exploitation of and the Reliance on a Contingent Academic Labor System in Higher Education” was submitted by AFT’s Executive Council.

Thanks to our UUP delegates who spoke to these resolutions during the Higher Education Committee meeting at the Convention. These two resolutions, plus the edTPA resolution submitted by UUP and PSC, were selected as the top three resolutions from the Higher Education Committee. Only the top three resolutions from each AFT committee are brought to the convention floor for a vote.

Special thanks to UUP Executive Board member Anne Wiegard for delivering strong and informative statements on the convention floor in support of both contingent employee resolutions.

In solidarity,
Fred Kowal
UUP President

Reminder Message: Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program

July 15, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

The deadlines for the 2014-2015 Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program have now been set.
The deadlines are as follows:
October 8, 2014 for leaves in the Spring 2015 Semester
March 4, 2015 for leaves in the Fall 2015 Semester
October 7, 2015 for leaves in the Spring 2016 Semester
Information about this Joint Labor/Management Program can be found at:


“The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program enhances employment opportunities for people who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments with preference given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities, or an employee with military status. The Affirmative Action/Diversity Committee seeks to promote a broad diversity of award recipients.


The types of support available include: payment of employee’s regular salary by the campus; salary for a replacement; and other related expenses for research or study with a justification.”


Lori Nash

President, UUP, Oswego Chapter