We are the Faculty and Academic Staff of the AAUP-AFT, a joint affiliate of America's two oldest and most influential professional organizations for educational employees: the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Joining the AAUP-AFT means you are joining a proud history of defending academic freedoms and values. It means so much more, as well.
First, we negotiate the right to a fair hearing for your future at WSU. Whether it is tenure for faculty members, Employment Security Status for academic staff, or promotions for both, the contract protects the due-process procedures that many universities either do not have or are losing in the harsh national climate of academic restructuring.
Second, we are an academic Union. We foster academic values on campus and in the political arena.
Third, we address the daily issues of concern to faculty & academic staff. Whether it is the process for evaluating your job performance, selecting your healthcare options, or renewing your term contract, the union not only negotiates the terms and conditions of your employment but also works to ensure that administrators apply these negotiated standards of equity and due process in the daily work life of the university.
Two ways to join:
1. Fill out the two membership forms below (send them through e-mail, OR fax at 313-577-8159, OR mail to AAUP-AFT, 5057 Woodward, Suite 3301, Detroit Mi 48202)
2. Use the online form (via your Banner ID; the AFT form below, once submitted, will notify our union office, in real-time, of your joining)