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Union organizing of faculty and staff at UW-Eau Claire has a surprisingly long history. Our faithful Treasurer and historian-extraordinaire, Jim Oberly, prepared this Powerpoint Presentation on some of that history. He has given this presentation at several UW System campuses, including UW-Eau Claire in May 2014.


United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) advocates for about 800 faculty and academic staff (instructional and administrative/professional) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT-Wisconsin, local 6481) and with the AFL-CIO.

We strive for a strong, healthy, vibrant university through shared governance and collective action.

We believe that investing in people--students, staff, and faculty--is the key to ensuring a bright future for UWEC and the state of Wisconsin.

We stand in solidarity with classified staff and students and


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