UNM Faculty Union Information
UNM faculty, excepting those in HSC and certain specific faculty ranks and roles, voted in October to be represented by United Academics of UNM (UA-UNM). This vote makes UA-UNM the sole and exclusive representative of the represented faculty over matters of compensation, benefits, and the terms and conditions of employment as we subsequently define them in a collective bargaining process. While NM law and good manners requires that the details of the bargaining sessions be kept confidential — an essential practice as the give and take of negotiations proceeds — we will keep the UNM community informed to the extent practicable through this webpage.
Our hope is that we will be able to quickly and collaboratively establish the first collective bargaining agreement between UNM and UA-UNM before this summer. This is an ambitious goal, but it is to our advantage to come together reduce the uncertainty that the negotiations bring. At the same time we must to do so in a way that protects the long-term shared interests of all of UNM’s many stakeholders. With this goal in mind, UNM and UA-UNM conducted their first bargaining session on January 14th, and have scheduled several additional bargaining sessions.
We are looking forward to working with the representatives of UA-UNM to further our shared goals of supporting faculty in their essential work in scholarship, research, creative production, teaching, and service to New Mexican communities.