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Meet the Secretary and Chair of Communications



This position in currently vacant. Please contact an officer or staff member if you are interested in more information.

What we do:

  • The communications committee, its chair/UA secretary, and UA staff coordinate emails, web content, and social media on behalf of your union.
  • We edit communications written by UA staff and board members.
  • We coordinate with the Organizing and Membership Committee and the Contract Action Team on messaging to members and potential members.
  • We work with interested members to craft and disseminate communications they want to share with their union.

Who does it:

  • Secretary and committee chair Pat Curtin
  • UA Staff Kristy Hammond
  • Communications committee–members of the EC, UA staff, and volunteer UA members from across campus.

Get involved in doing it, too:

  • Email Pat to join the committee; contact Pat or Kristy with information you want shared with UA or other helpful ideas.
  • Time commitment varies, but can be as little as commenting on a draft communication every couple of weeks; with bargaining and new member recruitment, there will also be opportunities to help more frequently.

Email Pat

Email Kristy

With your help, what we’d like to do more of:

  • Work on consistency in UA communications including a style guide.
  • Discuss messaging and tone both in general and for particular situations as bargaining evolves.
  • Designate and train media liaisons from UA membership to help communicate our values more broadly.
  • Create more consistent communications such as “know your contract” articles for email blasts or the website.
  • Spread comms committee members across other committees to better coordinate information and messages.
  • Scripting and planning for remote events like town halls.