UUP Upstate Medical Chapter Annual General Membership Meeting and Picnic

On Wednesday, June 12th, the UUP Upstate Medical Chapter will host its annual June Downtown Campus General Membership Meeting and Picnic from 12 to 1 PM in 4414A/B/C, 4th floor of the New Academic Building. Invited Speakers include Upstate Medical University President Dr. Mantosh Dewan, University Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Corona, UUP Statewide Vice President Carolyn Kube, and EAP Coordinator Annmarie Cristino. After a brief 20-30 minute program, all attendees will enjoy picnic-style food including hamburgers, veggie burgers, Italian sausage, hot dogs, and coneys with your choice of fixings (tomato, lettuce, onion, cheese, peppers, ketchup, mustard) plus salads, beverage, and ice cream. UUP Chapter Officers and Guest Speakers will be available for questions after the program presentation.

This meeting is for UUP Members Only and will be in-person only, there will be no remote Zoom option. There will be a similar general membership meeting and picnic at the Community Hospital campus in October. Registration is required and you can register using this link: https://forms.gle/MiDCpvWNF1pgxfGz5 or QR code on the attached flyer. Seating is limited to the 4414B/C room capacity and registration will close on Wednesday, June 5th, no exceptions. We hope to see you there for an informative and fun time with plenty of good food and friends!            

Debt Clinics

Need Help Managing Your Student Loan Debt?  

Over 12 million people in the United States are struggling to make their monthly student loan payments, and millions more see economic and personal opportunities pass as they prioritize paying down their debt. Does this sound like you or someone you know?  

Many of these people may qualify for free federal programs that can help reduce their monthly payments and eventually lead to student loan forgiveness, but these lifeline programs are significantly under-enrolled. In an effort to help our members get access to these programs, United University Professions and the American Federation of Teachers are proud to host a Student Debt Clinic which will provide information on how to enroll in Income-Driven Repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.   

 We will be offering virtual Members Only Student Debt Clinics on the following dates:    

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM via Zoom.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom.

To attend one of the virtual Members Only Student Debt Clinics, you must pre-register here: http://go.aft.org/StudentDebtClinicRSVP.

From the “student debt clinic” drop-down menu, please select the UUP clinic that you are interested in attending – they are labeled “UUP [Virtual Student Debt Clinic] [date] [time].” In the affiliate field, type in the full name of our local (United University Professions), and it will autofill after a few keystrokes.

Registration is first come, first serve, and we must cap attendance for a single clinic at 75 participants in order to ensure that we are able to provide maximum assistance to attendees. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the virtual clinic. Webinar login information will be provided prior to the clinic to all who register. [If you can’t make one of these virtual clinics, don’t worry – we’re planning on offering them every payday. If you want to help host a chapter-specific virtual clinic, please let us know!]  

Managing your student loan debt is the first step in taking on the inequities which plague our system of higher education, and we look forward to seeing you at the virtual Student Debt Clinic and working together to find a collective solution to the problems of student debt and college affordability!  

Register now!

Spring 2024 UUP Monthly Workshop:

The Road To Retirement

What: UUP Upstate Medical Chapter Monthly Workshop Performance Programs, Evaluations, and Appointments Food will be served, 75 person limit, register in advance

When: 4414A New Academic Building (NAB), 4th floor on the left

Where: Monday, May 24, 2024 12 to 1 PM

Register using the link or the QR code on the flyer: https://forms.gle/Rar3Nw1wvJSGkZKY9 or Virtually via Zoom, registration required