United Academics of OSU

AAUP/AFT Local 9609, AFL-CIO


Our union was certified on June 27th, 2018, and represents teaching and research faculty across Oregon State University, including all OSU campuses and worksites in Oregon, as well as faculty who work remotely for OSU. We believe that an empowered faculty enhances the learning environment for our students, creates stronger partnerships with our communities, and helps build a better OSU for current and future generations.

Standing firm on our initial assessment and statement, United Academics of Oregon State University is restating our initial defense of students’ expression of their rights to protest without fear of academic or criminal reprisal. To that end, UAOSU requests  a meeting with the President of OSU to make our position clear and unequivocal. We collectively urge Oregon State University’s administration to support and protect the exercise of free speech and academic freedom by students, staff, and faculty in no uncertain terms.


Read our full statement shared with the OSU community here.

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Who We Are

Our union is led by faculty members like you! Learn more and connect with your union's officers, representative assembly, and staff here.

Our Contract

Learn about the rights and protections that we have secured through collective bargaining. Our contract will be re-negotiated in AY 23-24.

Why Membership Matters

Find out how your membership empowers us to improve working conditions and defend faculty rights.

What can UAOSU do for you?

  • Bargain for contracts covering pay, benefits, and workload
  • Hold university administrators accountable
  • Help you navigate the employment grievance process
  • Help members facing financial hardship with our Membership Assistance Fund
  • Connect you with faculty members around the university
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