Join the growing movement of empowerment for contingent faculty in Philadelphia by becoming a member of UAP.More
United Academics of Philadelphia, American Federation of Teacher’s (AFT) Local 9608 is a union dedicated to making higher education sustainable for the 15,000 adjunct professors teaching in Philadelphia-area colleges. We are organizing to build collective bargaining power, community and resources for a vital yet underrepresented majority of university faculties. Education is a public good, so we need to provide our students with a secure, respected faculty. Together, we can achieve what we cannot as individuals. Join us.
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.
Many Philadelphia University adjunct faculty have already signed our mission statement and begun signing authorization cards to petition for a collective bargaining election. Are you ready to join us?
This April, a group of UAP members who traveled to Las Vegas for the 2016 AFT Higher Ed/PSRP Joint Conference where we spent three days talking with faculty and academic professionals from around the country about shared victories, challenges, and ways to make our union stronger.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.