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How can we make a stronger Union?

There are many things you can do. Send your requests to Morgan T. Paine or Win Everham.

  1. Come to chapter meetings where the most open and detailed discussions take place. E-mail Beth to schedule a special information session.
  2. Come to the next Board of Trustees meeting The union bargains with the Board of Trustees through the administration. Wear your UFF shirt if you're a member and want the board to know faculty are listening. 
  3. Help find solutions, whether you are a member or not. The union has a suite of issues including salary (inversion-compression), benefits (same sex partner), workloads (compensation for "free work" like internship supervision, senior research and independent study advising, etc.) that get addressed through bargaining.  You can help tremendously by picking an issue that concerns you, then helping to research and craft proposals that will inform negotiations.  UFF leadership can help identify others who share your interests, and facilitate your project work.  Your participation will be clearly defined, short-term and project-based.
  4. Become a member of UFF.  The union is a membership organization, not a service organization.  It gets its strength from the size of its membership, which translates to a stronger voice at the bargaining table.  Here is how past President Maddy Isaacs describes the relationship between membership and contract strength: "When I look at proportion of members and the quality of contracts around the state at both Universities and community/state colleges, there is a clear correlation between the proportion of faculty who support the union with their pocketbooks as well as their rhetoric and the quality of contract provisions..."