The UAW is made up of local unions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, including our own local. Locals
are organized into geographic regions: we are in Region 9A.
Our local's elected delegates participate in
the UAW Constitutional Convention, where the UAW leadership (the International Executive Board - IEB) is elected. This board
legislates for UAW and carries out the mandates of the convention. In addition, there are conventions and programs for all
sectors of the union. Our delegates participate in the programs of the Technical, Office and Professional Department of the
UAW, including the Academic Council.
As one of largest and most diverse unions in North America, the UAW is known
for its dedication to organizing so-called hard-to-organize workers. Founded in 1935, the UAW has always been on the forefront
of progressive union organizing. In the 1930s and 40s, the UAW organized workers in the then cutting-edge industrial fields
of automotive and aerospace production. Today, the union continues to reinvent itself in order to face the challenges of an
We joined the UAW because of its history and track record in higher education, and
because it is one of the most progressive unions in the country. We encourage you to read the UAW's Solidarity