The purpose of this website is to provide the University of New Mexico’s teaching and research faculty with basic information about faculty unions in general and about the specific ways in which our unionizing effort at UNM meets our collective needs as faculty. This website will help to contextualize why the United Academics of the University of New Mexico (UA-UNM) are engaged in organizing our faculty, how a faculty union works, and what a faculty union might help us to accomplish.
At its core, a faculty union is made up of teaching and research faculty members with shared concerns who come together to advance common goals and protect common interests. It is through unions that faculty might amplify their voices in order to express their concerns. Through their unions, faculty have the right to bargain collectively for a legally binding contract and to secure hard-won contractual agreements. We are stronger together!