Ratification

We represent approximately 1600 full- and part-time faculty across the five campuses at the University of New Mexico. Our union is committed to ensuring faculty rights are protected in our collective bargaining agreement.

About the Ratification Process

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 is not final unless current members vote to approve the contract. Simultaneously, members will ratify the Constitution and Bylaws to formalize the governing of our union. Below are additional resources about the documents, informational sessions, office hours for questions, election process and becoming a member.

Join Now

Current members of UA-UNM will have the opportunity to vote on both the tentative agreement and our constitution and bylaws. If you have never completed the official UA-UNM digital membership form, please take a moment to do so on our secure website by clicking here.

Documents for Review Before Voting

Upcoming Informational Sessions

These informational sessions are a chance to learn more and ask questions about the Tentative Agreement, Constitution, and Bylaws. Pre-registration is required, please click on the dates below to register.

Drop-in Office Hours for Faculty Questions

UA-UNM is hosting a series of office hours during the voting period for faculty ask questions to members of the bargaining team and executive committee prior to casting their vote. Registration is required, please click on the dates below to register.

Election Information

Dates: The election to ratify the Tentative Agreement, Constitution, and Bylaws will occur between June 4, 2021 from 9:00 am to June 11, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Eligibility to Vote: You are eligible to vote if you are a full- or part-time teaching or research faculty on any of the UNM campuses and a current member of UA-UNM.

How to Vote: You will receive an email with a unique code and link from United Academics of UNM to vote on a secure site. If you did not receive the email, contact us at info@uaunm.org.

Vote Count: After the election ends, executive committee members on the Elections Committee will count the secret ballots and determine the results. An announcement will follow and you will be notified via email.

Additional Resources

UNM Faculty Handbook

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