Ratification of our Tentative Agreement, and Constitution
After years of faculty organizing, thousands of conversations, and 17 months of negotiations, our UA-UNM Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on our first collective bargaining agreement with the UNM Administration on May 19, 2021. The contract and Constitution were ratified by members with overwhelming support on June 11, 2021. The agreements were signed for Unit 1 and Unit 2 by the Administration on July 1, 2021 and our union bargaining team on June 23, 2021. Below are additional resources about the agreements, election process, and how to become a member.
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Dates: The election to ratify the Tentative Agreement, and Constitution occurred between June 4, 2021 to June 11, 2021.
Eligibility to Vote: Eligible voters were current members who were full- and part-time teaching and research faculty on all of the UNM campuses.
Information Sessions: These sessions and drop-in Office Hours were scheduled every day of the voting period for bargaining-unit eligible faculty to learn more and ask questions about about the Tentative Agreement and Constitution before voting.
Vote Count: When the election ended, executive committee members on the Elections Committee counted the secret ballots and determined the results. An announcement followed and was sent to all bargaining-unit eligible faculty.
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We represent approximately 1600 full and part-time faculty across five campuses at the University of New Mexico.
Our union is committed to ensuring faculty rights in the work place are protected and respected. We believe in transparency, accountability, and equity.