of the University of Oregon
AAUP/AFT Local 3209, AFL-CIO
We promote and defend quality public higher education by working together to uphold the University of Oregon’s academic and research priorities.
We believe in democracy, fairness, transparency, academic excellence, diversity, access to education, and economic opportunity.
We aim to enhance the quality of faculty work life and student education by negotiating our terms and conditions of employment.
Become a Member
About United Academics
Who We Are
Meet the officers and staff, and learn the history of UA.
There are lots of ways to get involved with your union. The first step is membership!
Contract & Grievances
The CBA is the legal document which dictates faculty working conditions. A grievance is a purported violation of the CBA.
Community & Politics
We endorse candidates for local and state races, and stay involved in politics through our Politics Committee and our state and national affiliates.
Read the Duck & Cover, UA’s very own newsletter. We keep it live, local and late-breaking!
Your one-stop shop for the information faculty need to be successful. If you can’t find it here, shoot us an email!
We’ll help get you on your feet!
Resources for new faculty
General Membership Meetings
Even if you don't have time to serve, you can stay informed by attending our regular membership meetings.
UA has committees on Politics, Communications, Organizing & Membership and more!
Get Involved ...
There are lots of ways to make a difference in our community. United Academics offers opportunities to work with other good people doing good things.
We have three standing caucuses—some meet to solve issues, others meet to find community—which get together quarterly.
We have faculty representatives, stewards, committees, and bargaining teams. There's always something to do around here! (Even if "here" means via Zoom).
Please join the virtual bargaining sessions happening AY 2021-22.
Find your community here!
Stewards & Representatives
Share what's happening in your unit by becoming a steward or rep!
Winter General Membership Meeting
Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). Winter Term GMM will be held on January 19, 2023 from 5-7PM in the Gerlinger Lounge. Dinner and beverages will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request accommodations. Additional details to come closer to the event date.
Winter Representative Assembly I
Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be available closer to the event.
Our National & State Affiliates
When you're a member of United Academics you are also a member of the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors. Both come with membership benefits, but perhaps the best benefit is knowing that you are part of a union family literally millions strong!
American Federation of Teachers
AFT represents 1.6 million members across the United States.
AFT-Oregon is the state affiliate of AFT. AFT-OR represents more than 12,000 workers statewide.
The American Association of University Professors
The AAUP was founded in 1918 to defend academic freedom.
AAUP-Oregon has members at UO, OSU, PSU, EOU, OIT, Marylhurst, and Linfield.
American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations
The AFL-CIO is the umbrella organization for 56 national and international unions.
The state affiliate of the AFL-CIO.