UPTE: The benefits of membership
UC employees who are not yet covered by union contracts can be voluntary members of UPTE-CWA 9119. UC administrative professional employees, including student services professionals (SSP) and information technology (IT) staff and others were among UPTE’s founding members, and continue to play leadership roles in the union today.
Please (1) download your membership form in PDF, (2) Print and sign the form. To save our union money and speed your membership application, you may scan/photograph the form and email it to us. 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 non-unionized employees. This applies to pension protection discussions, salary increases, health care benefits, and changes in policy, such as the conversion to bi-weekly payroll. The more dues-paying members we have, the more seriously UC management takes us.
“Union Privilege” benefits
Union members have access to discounts provided by the Union Privilege program of the AFL-CIO. Popular discounts include AT&T wireless plans, car rentals, movie theaters, mortgages and automobile tires.
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.