Delayed Pay Raises

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


As promised, I am sharing the information we received late yesterday from the Office of the State Comptroller regarding our long-delayed negotiated 2020 salary increases, and those raises we are due for this year. The dates we will receive the money we are owed by the State of New York are as follows:

1.    Those who are due 2020 raises will receive that increase and retroactive payments in paychecks dated August 4, 2021.

2.    Raises that we are due for this year will be paid as scheduled: 12-month employees whose increases are effective in July will see the 2021 increase in paychecks dated August 18, 2021.

3.    Those who are 10-month/academic year employees whose increases are effective in September will see the 2021 increase in checks dated September 15, 2021 or September 29, 2021.

4.    Adjunct faculty will see the 2021 increase in their first check after they return to obligation.

Please share this with your chapter membership ASAP. We will also be sending a letter to all UUP bargaining unit members (we'll be urging non-members to join) that includes this information along with updates on our advocacy regarding safe reopening for the fall semester.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work and for dealing so well with the stress of having to respond to members who have been frustrated and angry at the long delay in getting these raises. We're getting through fairly well, all things considered, but fights remain -- as they always do.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please take care,

In Solidarity,