UConn-AAUP Update: April 22, 2022

Now is the time to join UConn-AAUP

Yesterday, the CT House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved our new collective bargaining agreement. Today the CT Senate will debate and vote approval as well, finalizing a long and challenging journey to improve and protect your working conditions at the University of Connecticut. The negotiations were difficult and required a dogged commitment to protecting benefits and due process rights. The negotiations also provide you with a drastically different salary increase than what the administration was offering and the security of a 4-year collective bargaining agreement. That’s what the UConn-AAUP union does for you. It’s time for you to join your colleagues in supporting this effort by becoming a union member. Labor unions on are the move – be a part of UConn-AAUP.

Not sure if you are a member? – Fill out this form and submit.

Why should you join?  Follow this link

Would you like to speak to someone directly? Call the UConn-AAUP office – 860-487-0450, or email Mary Ellen Junda, President or Michael Bailey, Executive Director to set up an appointment.

In Solidarity

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director


Why Should I Become a Member?

Why I should join UConn-AAUP?

We are a member-led, member-supported organization.  The more members the organization has, the greater our power in collective bargaining and the better the organization can represent us all.  As colleagues, we count on each other to do our fair share, and joining AAUP is no exception.

There are many other reasons to join UConn-AAUP:

  • As faculty members, we support the values AAUP stands for: academic freedom, shared governance, due process, professional excellence, and fundamental fairness.
  • Membership also gives us a direct voice in the running of UConn-AAUP. It provides voting rights in our elections and the right to run for an officer position or a seat on the Executive Committee.  Members may also serve on the contract committee or participate in negotiations.
  • Members of UConn-AAUP also receive membership in the national AAUP, which is the leading professional organization for academia. As national AAUP members, we receive subscription access Academe (AAUP’s bimonthly magazine), discounted subscription rates to the Chronicle of Higher Education, discounts on professional liability insurance, and other tangible benefits.

What are membership dues?

Membership dues provide the union with the resources to negotiate wages and benefits, enforce the terms and conditions of employment found in the collective bargaining agreement, and advocate on behalf of the members for better educational policy and legislation.

How do I become a member?

There are many ways to become a member, including visiting the UConn-AAUP office and meeting with the staff, visiting the website and submitting an electronic form, or downloading the form and dropping it off at the office or through postal mailing. By becoming a member, you are giving authorization to deduct dues from your paycheck.

Where can I find a copy of the UConn-AAUP collective bargaining agreement?

An electronic version is available at www.uconnaaup.org, copies are available at the UConn-AAUP office, 1875 Storrs Rd., Storrs, CT, or by email one of the office staff for a copy.

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