Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Revised February 20, 2020

Agreement Between Arcadia University And United Academics Of Philadelphia; AFT-PA, AFT, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 9608

Effective April 10, 2019 to December 15, 2021

PDF Version of Agreement

According to Article III: Union Security, "as a condition of continued employment," all Adjunct Faculty on active payroll must declare their affiliation with the union "no later than the thirty-first (31st) day following the beginning of such employment."

As an Adjunct Faculty member covered by the CBA, you must take one of the three actions below: 

  1. Become a union member and authorize payroll deduction for dues:
    • Application Form
    • Provide the requested contact information.
    • Check the “Membership Application” box.
    • Check the “Check-Off Authorization” box. 
    • A confirmation email will be sent automatically if submission is successful.
    • Current (as of 2/20/2020) payroll deduction for members: 1.75%  
       
  2. Decline membership, but authorize a payroll deduction for agency fees:
    • Application Form
    • Provide the requested contact information.
    • Check the “Check-Off Authorization” box ONLY. (Do not check the "Membership Application" box)
    • A confirmation email will be sent automatically if submission is successful.
    • Current (as of 2/20/2020) payroll deduction for non-members: 1.75%
       
  3. Object to the union in writing and seek consideration for a reduced fee rate:
    • Send a letter to the union outlining reasons for objecting to the contractually-mandated union-related fees and seek a reduced fee rate:
      United Academics Philadelphia
      601 N. 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
      For more information on this process, please consult this letter.
    • Current (as of 2/20/2020) payroll deduction for objectors: 1.225%

Please note that regardless of the option selected, the CBA still applies to all Adjunct Faculty as defined under Article II: Recognition.

If you have any questions about the union in general, the Collective Bargaining Agreement in particular, or the requirement to declare your affiliation, please reach out to the union President, Daniel Pieczkolon, at president@unitedacademicsphilly.org.