The UNH Chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has served as the faculty's collective bargaining agent since 1990. Over several contracts, we have worked successfully to improve faculty salaries and fringe benefits; support faculty governance in the administration of the University; and enhance general working conditions for all faculty. Your membership and participation are essential in ensuring that these efforts will continue.
As a faculty member, you are automatically included in the Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU) represented by AAUP (American Association of University Professors) – UNH. Over 75% of our CBU have chosen membership. Members participate in the contract negotiation process and vote on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. They are assured of representation in all grievance procedures.* They vote for union leadership and are eligible to run for leadership office. They receive communications about faculty issues nationwide from the national AAUP office. Ultimately, members have the opportunity to shape the future of teaching and academic freedom at UNH and beyond.
*(as of 6/28/2018, it has yet to be determined by the higher courts if there will be individual charges for certain grievance proceedings or if representation for certain grievance proceedings will be denied for non-members.)
Membership dues are currently computed at .0050 of your annual base salary. For faculty members who remain philosophically opposed to unions, but would like to contribute toward the legal costs of representing us in contract and grievance procedures, we have a “fair share” fee computed at .0040 of annual base salary. Our membership dues remain by far the lowest in New England, and we hope you will consider becoming a full member. We stand stronger together.
I authorize the University System of New Hampshire to withhold AAUP membership dues OR fair share fees in the amount certified annually by the AAUP-UNH Treasurer, said deduction from salary to be in sixteen (16) equal installments commencing in the fall semester and ending in the spring semester. This authorization will continue in effect unless revoked by me in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to the anniversary date of this authorization.
You need only complete the Membership Dues Form OR the Fair Share Fee Form