UPTE: The benefits of membership
UC employees who are not yet covered by union contracts can be voluntary members of UPTE-CWA Local 9119. UC administrative professional employees were among UPTE’s founding members and play key leadership roles in the union today.
Dues for voluntary members who are not covered by a union contract are 1.15% of monthly salary to a maximum of $22 per month and are paid via payroll deduction from your UC paycheck. You can download and print a copy of the membership form and turn in the completed form to your campus payroll office. Or you can call your local UPTE office and we’ll be happy to pick it up and turn it in.
More members provide a more compelling voice
In addition to showing support for a union by signing a union authorization card, membership strengthens UPTE’s voice in conversations we have with management on behalf of administrative professional employees. This applies to pension protection discussions, salary increases, health care benefits, and changes in policy like the conversion to bi-weekly payroll. The more dues-paying members we have, the more seriously UC management will take us.
“Union Privilege” benefits
Union members have access to consumer discounts provided by the Union Privilege program of the AFL-CIO. Popular discounts include AT&T wireless plans, car rentals, movie theaters, and automobile tires. In addition, all UPTE members are enrolled in a no-cost AD&D insurance policy and a discount health services program (including chiropractic care and some prescription discounts).
Access to on-the-job assistance
UPTE members have access to the most experienced and knowledgeable advice about working for the University. Whether you’ve got a question about retirement benefits, service credit accrual, health care plan costs, or if you’ve got a potential problem on the job, UPTE provides access to union representatives. But only if you’re a member of the union.
A voice in the union
Dues-paying members of UPTE are welcome at local UPTE meetings. Members are able to participate in all discussions, vote on matters of union priorities, and run for office in the union.
Strengthen your voice on the job by becoming a member of UPTE today.