Support Staff

Contract Manager

Cyndee West: (907) 474-2461; cwest1@alaska.edu


United Academics’ office is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.  As your union, UNAC employs one full-time Contract Manager, and a part-time book-keeper.  Faculty serving as RA members volunteer their time.  Members of the UNAC Executive Board receive annual buy-outs from UNAC for activity executed on behalf of UNAC.

The Contract Manager  works closely together with faculty, the UNAC President, Executive Board and the RA to ensure that all of the elements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are consistently followed. The position  also supports the various committees of the RA, and prepares and distributes regular communications to represented faculty.  Additional duties include organizing UNAC meetings: for the RA, the Executive Board as well as any fora or general meetings hosted by UNAC for its membership.

Other  critical components of the Contract Manager’s position are  the support of the Negotiating Team during the negotiation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the preliminary screening and evaluation of faculty complaints for potential violations of the CBA.  While represented faculty may and are encouraged to reach out to any RA or Executive Board member with a work-related concern or question, UNAC governance works in close consultation with the Contract Manager in all matters related to the CBA. You may also call/email the Contract Manager directly with any issues and concerns.


updated January 2020