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Upcoming Events

Tues

Noon-1PM

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Lunch with your Local

UA leadership meets over lunch to discuss issues as they arise (and sometimes just socialize). You’re invited to join our Tuesday Zoom lunches at noon! 

Fri

4PM

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Weekly Social Hour

Time to get together and socialize with colleagues from across campus. Winter Term Fridays starting at 4:00pm. 

Wed

May 12

5-7pm

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Spring Representative Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

Office Hours

odd weeks

Thurs

1-2pm

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Office Hours with the Chair of Grievances & Contract Administration

Nathan Whalen, Chair of the Grievances & Contract Administration Committee, hosts office hours on odd week Thursdays from 1-2pm. Do not hesitate to pop in to ask any questions, big or small!

every week

Wed

10-11am

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Office Hours with UA Staff

Staff members Kristy Hammond, Heather Wolford and/or Dave Cecil host office hours every Wednesday from 10-11pm for the Winter Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

Committees

Standing Committees meet regularly and are always looking for new members. If you are a UA member interested in serving on a committee, email us.

CONTRACT ACTION TEAM

The CAT works to support the Bargaining Team during and in the run-up to bargaining. This year the CAT is combined with the Organizing & Membership Committee to form OMCAT.

GRIEVANCE & CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

 GCAC helps faculty during the grievance process, and in assessing whether informal processes may lead to a better outcome. GCAC works closely with the VPs for faculty affairs on matters of promotion denial.

FINANCE & BUDGET

The Finance & Budget Committee proposes the annual budget to the Representative Assembly for approval. They ensure United Academics remains a financially viable organization.

POLITICS

The Politics Committee vets endorsements for local and state-wide political office. They also help direct the legislative priorities of the lobbyists of our state affiliates, and maintain relationships with local politicians and university lobbyists. 

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications Committee is the editorial board for the Duck & Cover newsletter, our social media feeds, out-going email communications and press releases. They determine the tone of all of our external communications.

ORGANIZING & MEMBERSHIP

Organinzing & Membership (currently combined with the CAT to form OMCAT) is responsible for building the United Academics community. 

Caucus Meetings & Socials

Some caucuses are social, some are working groups. All are important for building community.

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Working Families Caucus Meeting

The Working Families Caucus formed in response to concerns about the University of Oregon’s family and parental leave policies, as well as other concerns of working family members, like childcare. Meetings will resume in fall of 2021. 

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Pride Caucus

The UA Pride Caucus aims to foster connection and solidarity among faculty from across campus who care about workplace and social issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. Meetings will resume in fall of 2021.

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Faculty of Color Caucus Meeting

The caucus understands its constituency expansively. It is a forum for faculty who care about issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace and off campus. Meetings will resume in fall of 2021.

Representative Assembly Meetings

Representative Assemblies are twice-quarterly meetings of UA Representatives and Stewards. If you are a UA member who is interested as serving as a rep or steward, email us!

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Week

Spring 2021 Representative Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership Meetings, held once per quarter, are a key way to stay up-to-date on the latest issues and action items facing your faculty union. They are also a great way to get to know colleagues from across campus.

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Spring 2021 General Membership Meeting

Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). An agenda and details will appear here closer to the meeting.