On November 15, 2013, AFUM and UMS negotiators reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for full-time faculty, to be effective through June 30, 2015. The next major step is to convene the AFUM Bargaining Council, which will meet on December 7th, followed by ratification balloting. Stay tuned for more details.
2013-2014 AFUM EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS
AFUM CONTRACT ONLINE
AFUM is the exclusive bargaining agent for full-time faculty at the seven universities of the University of Maine System, including the Cooperative Extension. Affiliated with both the National Education Association and Maine Education Association, AFUM's goal is to provide the best representation possible to all members.
In NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc., 420 US 251 (1975), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unionized employees have the right under the National Labor Relations Act to the presence of a union representative during any management inquiry that the employee reasonably believes may result in discipline. We advise you to make the following statement, printed on the back of your MEA membership card, before such a meeting with your supervisor or another administrator:
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
Meet AFUM's Officers and Executive Board.
Meet AFUM's Negotiating Team.
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