Organization of Part-Time Faculty
We did it! After years of concerted effort on the part of Cooper Union adjunct and proportional faculty members, the Cooper Union Organization of Part-Time Faculty (CUOP) now has a contract.
In its brief existence, CUOP has already achieved
- A raise for part-timers
- A health care pool for part-timers
- A tier system that offers limited security
- A system of notification of timely notice
CUOP now represents and negotiates on behalf of a bargaining unit, consisting of all adjunct and proportional faculty members. Dues are automatically deducted from CUOP members’ salaries, and agency fees are deducted from the salaries of bargaining unit members who have not yet joined. But the key to a successful unit is an active membership.
Union membership entitles you to vote in elections, hold union office, have a voice in meetings and negotiations, and participate in NYSUT’s benefits programs. While membership in the union is available to all part-time faculty, it is a step you must initiate! Email any officer or board member at the addresses below to begin the membership process or simply return your dues authorization form and membership form now.
Please visit the New York State United Teachers website [www.nysut.org] which includes information on benefits available to CUOP members.
CUOP, CUFCT, and U@CU are all local affiliates of New York State United Teachers.
CUOP EXECUTIVE BOARD
- David Turnbull, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Katherine Panchyk ,email@example.com
Humanities and Social Sciences
This is the agreement between the Cooper Union and the Organization of Part-time Faculty in PDF form.
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