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AFUM Contract Available Online

The current contract, effective through June 30, 2015, is on the Contracts page or can be accessed directly HERE.  Table of Contents entries are clickable links, as are many references to contract articles, appendices, and external Web resources.


Meetings begin at 9:30 am (coffee at 9 am)

Dates/locations are subject to change.

Please verify before traveling to attend a meeting.

Changes will be posted here as they occur.

This schedule is very tentative, and will change to avoid conflicts with other calendars when they become available






10/18/14 tba  
11/15/14 USM  
12/13/14 Bangor MEA If neededl
01/24/15 tba  
02/21/15 tba  
03/21/15 tba  



after Delegate Assembly




CANCELLATION PROCEDURE:  In the event of forecast inclement weather, a decision regarding postponement will be made by noon on the day prior to the scheduled meeting.  Please call the MEA office (1-888-942-2907, Ext. 2708) before traveling to determine the status of the meeting.


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 this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at the meeting.  Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Download AFUM's Constitution and Bylaws [PDF].

Meet AFUM's Officers and Executive Board.

Meet AFUM's Negotiating Team.


News in Brief

RiseUp / Wellness Program in Effect for Faculty

AFUM Contract Ratified

Quick Links

Faculty Salaries: 20112012 (NEA Almanac Article)
NEA State Faculty Salary Surveys
NEA Academic Freedom Resources
AAUP Statement on Governance




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