We have elections for five officer and all representative positions this year, with nominations due by March 22, 2023. All members in good standing* are eligible to serve as officers or representatives and nominate other members in good standing. Self-nominations are also permitted. If you're interested in running, our current board members are happy to talk to you and answer your questions. As always, you can contact UA staff with any questions at [email protected].
Five Executive Council and all Representative Assembly positions are open. The Executive Council (EC) is the primary leadership body of United Academics, focusing on initiating, overseeing, and revising the union’s program. The EC consists of officers and the chairpersons of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee, the Organizing and Membership Committee, and the Politics Committee. The Executive Council typically meets weekly during the academic year to discuss issues that impact faculty and campus.
Representatives (reps) are elected to 2-year terms and have the authority to vote on union business, including approval of the budget and any changes to the Constitution or other internal policies. Representative positions are allotted based on employment classification and by college or school. Representatives also serve as stewards for their department or unit. The Representative Assembly is represented on the Executive Council by its Chair and typically meets twice a term during the academic year.
The open Executive Council positions, elected in odd years, are listed with the current board member so you can contact them with your questions.
- President (Urbancic)
- Secretary (Curtin)
- VP for TTF Affairs (Luebke)
- VP for NTTF Research Affairs (Karns)
- Chair of Organizing and Membership Committee (Davis)
We also need to elect these positions:
- UA representatives (available seats by unit)
- Tenured and tenure-track faculty
- Non-tenure track instructional faculty
- Non-tenure track research faculty
Delegate Nominations for AFT-Oregon
AFT-Oregon is holding a hybrid convention April 28-30, 2023, with the in-person convention in Sunriver, OR. As one of the larger AFT-Oregon locals, United Academics can have up to 18 Delegates attend the convention.
We are seeking nominations for delegates to this convention. Members in good standing* are eligible to serve as delegates, as well as to nominate other members in good standing. Self-nominations are also permitted. To be nominated to be delegate, a member in good standing needs the signature of 10 other members in good standing. Nomination forms can be found here on the UA website and brought directly to the staff at the union hall or emailed to [email protected].
*A member in good standing is a bargaining unit member who is actively employed by the university in a bargaining unit position, has signed a union membership card, and pays regular membership dues. Bargaining unit faculty members can maintain their membership in good standing for up to 12 months after being actively employed by the university by paying a $10 monthly membership dues fee.