On April 2, AFT-Vermont, using the working title of “UVM Staff United,” filed a petition with the Vermont Labor Relations Board to represent a group of clerical, technical, and specialized employees. On April 26, AFT-Vermont filed a second petition to represent a group of professional employees.
Over the last decade, various unions have attempted to organize non-represented staff at UVM; the last organizing drive was in 2014.
We respect our colleagues’ rights to consider organizing and want to ensure they can make a confident and informed decision when they vote. Employees who vote will decide for all employees in the proposed bargaining unit whether they will be represented.This website is designed to provide information that will help employees seeking information.
Below is a series of frequently asked questions and the university’s responses based on our policies and procedures. There are certain questions about how a union would represent its members that only the union can answer. We have also provided a series of questions that you may wish to address with organizers to be sure you understand how you would be represented.
Voting Update: The proposed Professional Unit and Clerical/Technical Unit have voted to organize. See details below: