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Statement on Salary Equity

A fair and equitable wage for all is a fundamental principle of our union, and we reaffirm that principle in light of the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by our colleague Jennifer Freyd.

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Win a Trip to the Science March in Washington DC

United Academics, in conjunction with the American Federation of Teachers, will sponsor one member to attend the March for Science in Washington, DC on April 22, 2017. Applicants should write a short statement (300 words or fewer) stating why they want to attend the DC march and how they plan to advocate for public funding of science research and scientists beyond the march in April. We will pay for your flight and a hotel for two nights.  To win, you must be a member of United Academics in good standing during the academic year 2016-7. All categories of faculty are…

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On Campus

AFT President, Randi Weingarten visiting UO in April

On Wednesday, April 26, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (our parent union!), Randi Weingarten is coming to the UO campus to deliver the inaugural Margaret Hallock Lecture on Women’s Rights. Her speech will also mark the final address in the Wayne Morse Center’s two-year look at the future of education in America. Randi’s talk is in the Giustina Ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. All faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Weingarten promotes what she calls “solution-driven unionism”—an approach to collective bargaining and collective action that…

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Organizing

Put the movement back in the labor movement

Portland State University is hosting a Labor Notes School from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 8. Since 1979 Labor Notes has published labor news and organized movement training for “union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement.” This one-day event will be a great chance to learn how union activists have organized vital, effective organizations, and to make contacts with fellow academic union activists here in Oregon. United Academics will pay for three members to attend, so please get in contact if you would like to come. This opportunity is open to…

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Politics

Fighting Back the Attack on Immigrants

With a series of devastating ICE raids across the nation coming on the heels of anti-immigrant executive orders, and after this week’s release of White House memos on implementation of those Orders, I wanted to send to you information on how AFT is responding to the immigration policy crisis and offer tools to help state affiliates to do the same.

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Diversity & Social Justice

Bargaining for social justice

As more and more college campuses focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, graduate employees at the University of Michigan are breaking new ground with a logical premise: People working for social justice should be paid for that work.

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Solidarity and Community Events

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

The First Feekin Speaker Series event! Jonathan Rosenblum will discuss how Seattle’s immigrant workers won the fight for $15 in his newly released book:Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement.Wednesday, March 22nd University of Oregon Knight Law School, Room 175 4:00 – 4:30  Reception 4:30 – 5:45  Presentation and Discussion Jonathan Rosenblum has been a community and labor organizer for more than thirty years.  His new book provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.


Immigrants’ Rights for Allies (Resisting ICE)

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM 2520 Harris St, Eugene, OR 97405-3046 This is a Know Your Rights training specifically for allies who want to be help protect and support the immigrant community. The training is focused on what the laws are around immigration and how allies can assert their rights to help protect immigrant communities. Some of what the training will cover: -Oregon Immigration Law -Sanctuary Policies -Worksite Enforcement -Creating a plan -Interacting with law enforcement -What ICE agents can & can’t do and how to assert your rights -What you can do -We will also…


Rally Against Tuition Raise

Ford Alumni Center, Thursday, March 2nd @12PM. The Board of Trustees is voting on the tuition raise. Let’s rally and have our voices heard! Organized by the Coalition for High Quality and Affordable Education with Fair Labor Practices.



Rally for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Please come show your support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Oregon. Join the Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV), the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) and the Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women on the steps of the capitol as we raise our voices in support of protections and services for survivors. Wear purple or teal to show solidarity if you are able.