The UFA has been the collective bargaining agent for The University of Montana faculty since 1978. An Executive Board elected from the membership governs the UFA. Our meetings are open to anyone in the bargaining unit, and copies of the notes of meetings may be obtained from the UFA office.
We negotiate with the representatives of the Board of Regents regarding compensation and working conditions.
We help faculty when they have problems under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), through a grievance procedure which may include binding arbitration.
The CBA includes a “union security” clause (3.200) that obliges faculty in the bargaining unit with appointments of .5 FTE or greater for two consecutive semesters to be a member of the UFA, a “supporter”, or to make a donation equivalent to UFA dues to a specified charity. UFA dues are one percent of a faculty member’s salary.
The current contract began July 1, 2013 and expires in June 2017. The CBA can be found on the UM web page at the UFA site or through the Provost’s office site.
The UFA office is in the basement of University Hall (UH 002), our phone number is ext. 6592, e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. The office hours are as follows:
Monday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to noon
The UFA communicates with faculty through the Focus, an occasional newsletter, and through this website, and through regular UFA email updates to membership.
The current officers and the UM affiliations are shown on the Executive Board page.