HARRIS v. QUINN Decision -- Responses
Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Harris v. Quinn case. Though it is important that our members be informed about the implications of this decision, I am requesting that no statements or comments be made that could be attributed to UUP. At present, we are studying the court's decision and will be making a statement about it. Once that is crafted, you will be informed.
The decision is complex and does have potentially severe ramifications for UUP and the union movement in general. Therefore, we are discussing all aspects of the decision with our colleagues in the leadership of NYSUT and AFT. There is no doubt that we in the labor movement continue to face a hostile political environment, and this will require that we all take on more active roles in the political season this year.
CONTRACT PAY DATES
On-Base Salary Increase
Pay date: November 6, 2013: $500 on base, pro-rated for part time employees, retro to July 1 or Sept. 1
This raise goes to all UUP members on payroll as of June 30, 2013; Employees whose employment expired prior to July 2013 will also receive this increase if reemployed and on payroll on effective date and at time of payment.
Discretionary Salary Awards (not on base)
Pay Date: December 4, 2013 or December 18, 2013 (campus choice)
Chapters will receive total DSA allocations, including specific amounts that must be distributed to part-time employees
Pay Date: November 20, 2013
Full-Time Employees: One-time $500 payment added to base annual salary at:
Continuing appointment (tenure for academics)
Permanent appointment (permanency for professionals)
Second five-year term appointment for Appendix A professionals
Those who attained these milestones between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012 will receive the increase retroactive to January 1, 2013. Anyone who attained these milestones after January 1, 2013 will receive this increase as of the date the milestone was attained. Employees in the above three categories who reached these career milestones before July 1, 2011 received a $500 on base salary increase under the 2003-2007 or the 2007-2011 contracts.
A one-time $500 payment added to base salary upon completion of seven years in:
* Appendix C Fundraising, Lecturer, and Appendix B-4 Division III athletic titles.
Retro to Jan. 1, 2013 for those who completed 7 years prior to 1/1/13; Retro to date the 7 years was reached for those who reached it after 1/1/13.
A $500 lump-sum bonus payment (not added to base salary) for those who reached 8 years of service since July 1, 2011
PT employees who reached 8 years before 7/1/11 received $500 under the last contract. Award recurs every 8 years of consecutive service.
The Chapter office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The Executive Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at noon. All members are encouraged to attend. Please contact the Chapter office for the exact meeting date and location.