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UNM Faculty Union Petition

This website is meant to provide you with information and updates on United Academics of UNM (UA-UNM) faculty union petition, which was filed on February 13, 2019.

The University of New Mexico continues its commitment to a model of shared governance and academic freedom, which includes open lines of direct communication with faculty on the issues that are most important to them and offers a platform for the perspectives and voices of our talented and diverse researchers and scholars.

The University of New Mexico affirms the right of its faculty to choose union representation, and is committed to:

  • a fair and impartial election should the required showing of interest be certified;
  • a transparent, clear process that respects the right of its faculty to unionize;
  • providing accurate factual information that will be a resource for faculty as they evaluate whether union representation is appropriate for them; and
  • a thoughtful process that allows all sides to raise questions & concerns.

To assist faculty members in this endeavor, the University is committed to ensuring that potential bargaining unit members have access to sufficient factual information that will enable informed and reasoned decision-making. We encourage all faculty to seek as much information as possible, ask questions, explore the pros and cons of unionization and thoroughly examine the associated complex issues.

If the faculty in their best judgment believe unionization is in their best interests and those of the university's academic mission, and vote in favor, UNM will respect the outcome of an election.

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