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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