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Adjuncts at Temple are Bargaining!

Today, our negotiating team met with Temple administration to begin negotiations over the inclusion of adjunct faculty at Temple into the TAUP faculty contract. Our intention is for this process to be conducted as smoothly and as cooperatively as it … Continue reading

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UAP in Las Vegas

This past weekend, 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, … Continue reading

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Student Debt Workshops

Do you or someone you know struggle with student loan debt? United Academics of Philadelphia will be hosting a Student Debt Clinic to provide information to our members on how to qualify for free federal programs that can may reduce your monthly … Continue reading

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We won!

Good news! The results of the Temple University adjunct election were counted in Harrisburg today, and with 70% of adjuncts voting yes, they are now represented by the faculty union. This is a huge victory for all of us who value education and believe in workers’ … Continue reading

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How to Vote Yes for a Union at Temple

Paul Dannenfelser, an adjunct in the College of Public Health at Temple University, is voting YES to join the faculty union. He explains step-by-step how adjuncts at Temple can submit their ballots to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in the … Continue reading

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UAP: Who We Are

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 … Continue reading

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Our Mission Statement

United Academics of Philadelphia, American Federation of Teacher’s (AFT) Local 9608 is an organization that seeks to unify and support the nearly 15,000 adjunct instructors currently working in Philadelphia-area colleges. As a vital but often underrepresented element of higher education, … Continue reading

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