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New Contract FAQ

We have a deal! Here are some frequently asked questions about our next contract.

UHP Sweeps the '22 Nightingales

All six of this year's winners of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing are our members!

Meet the 2022 honorees, with video profiles created by UHP members Ethan Giorgetti, Frank Barton, and Carolyn Pennington.

We Have a Contract!

Our elected officials have spoken, and our contract is approved! Please see this important message from our Negotiations Team for more details.

Snowstorm Settlement

It didn't take quite as long as our contract, but we have a settlement for our grievance over how some of our members were (not) compensated for working during the snowstorm of Feb. 1, 2021.

2022 Races Go to Brown, Lambert, Bennettson

First Vice President for Collective Bargaining
Shawn Brown: 600 votes
Gloria Valentino: 456 votes

Recording Secretary
Summer Lambert: 604 votes
Kimberly Ericson: 428 votes

Vice President for Tier I (salaried) Employees
Ray Bennettson: 607 votes
Quamanic St. Pierre: 420 votes

Contract Wins Ratification

Our membership overwhelmingly ratified our proposed contract. The margin was 1,377 in favor, 20 against, a nearly 99% acceptance. Voter turnout was nearly 55%. The contract still needs approval at the state legislature before its May adjournment before it becomes official.

Celebrating student loan relief

“It was like waking up and learning you won the lottery.” That’s just one of the comments flooding the AFT offices from members who are elated to be free of student debt at last. After relentless advocacy, including an AFT lawsuit against former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was so broken is finally doing what it is supposed to do: delivering relief from student debt for thousands of borrowers. So far, $6.2 billion in student debt has been forgiven for 100,000 public service workers like teachers, nurses and professors.