Amendments to the Chapter By-Laws

Amendments have been made to our Stony Brook West Chapter by-laws. To see the changes, click HERE Comments and or Suggestions should be sent to UUP@stonybrook.edu by May 1, 2017.

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And the Winner Is…Election Results

The results are in! We have a new set of officers that will officially take office June 1, 2017. Chapter President – Kevin Moriarity VP Academics – Fred Walter VP Professionals – Diane Bello Secretary – Andrew Manos Treasurer –…

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Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Vice President for Professionals. I have been active with the union since 2006. For those that are new. . . . and those that are not so new. . . . the union is a great way to get involved, make a different and connect with your co-workers. I have also been fortunate enough to develop many good friendships :-) Over my many years of involvement I have served on the College Review Panel (CRP), Community Service Committee, Grievance Officer (Chair), Women’s Concern Committee, and now, Vice President for Professionals. I look forward to working together to learn, embrace, face challenges and improve our union and our lives. It takes one person to make change. . . . I want to be a person that works to develop communication and interaction to make experiences positive for all parties. We are all in this together. Together we can make a positive impact on many. Wishing you the best, Diane

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The US Supreme Court released its decision on Friedrichs v. the California Teachers Association this morning. In a victory for working people across the United States, the court -- by 4-4 vote -- upheld the 9th circuit court decision. This means that the Abood precedent holds: Public sector unions have the constitutional authority to collect union dues from all members of our bargaining unit, including so-called fee-payers. Though we have good cause to celebrate this victory, be aware that we face numerous challenges requiring that we continue with our organizing campaign. There are many other cases in the federal court pipeline that will reach the court eventually, making the appointment of a replacement for Justice Scalia who is sympathetic to our cause of vital importance to all of us. This, in turn, should motivate all of us to take an active role in this years federal elections to insure that we have friends in the White House and in Congress. I thank all of those involved in the important work of our organizing campaign. Let's all work a little bit harder and create the powerful union that will benefit all of us, our families, and our students.

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