Union @ Cooper Union

Union @ Cooper Union is a union of full-time and part-time clerical, administrative, technical and buildings and grounds maintenance staff with over 120 members employed at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. We are a self-governing union whose elected officers and area reps volunteer to serve on the Executive Committee that represents its members. To contact the UCU Executive Committee, email memberucu@gmail.com

Executive Committee

Negotiations Officer
Joao Enxuto
Academic Support Technician, Media Lab

Outreach Officer
Justin Lubliner
Technical Assistant Photography, School of Art

Secretary 
Betsy Quitugua
Administrative Assistant, School of Engineering

Treasurer
Dan Porvin
Lab Supervisor, Film/Video

Grievance Officer
OPEN

Benefits Officer
OPEN

Discipline Officer
OPEN

Area Representatives

Area 100 - School of Engineering, AVRAC, Humanities, IT Dept Area, AACE Lab
Representative: OPEN

Area 200 - Schools of Architecture & Art, Library, Center for Wring, Saturday Program
Representative: OPEN

Area 300 - Buildings & Grounds, Office Services
Representative: OPEN

Area 400 - Development, Communications, and Business Office
Representative: OPEN 

Area 500 - Continuing Education, Admissions, Student Services
Representative: OPEN

If interested in unfilled positions, please contact memberucu@gmail.com

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.