August 29, 2022 – United Academics took the extraordinary step of filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) complaint against the University of Alaska administration for various occurrences throughout our ongoing bargaining and mediation process. We don’t take this step lightly, as it is expensive for both sides and the process will take time. However, doing nothing would not be fairly representing our membership.
Filing a ULP is required at this point because the University administration has not bargained in good faith and continues to drag out the mediation process. We will continue to participate in good faith in the mediation process. We very much want to come to a mutual resolution with the UA administration, but we also need to defend our members against unfair labor practices. UNAC faculty have a right to union representation. The UA administration is required by state law to bargain in good faith with its unions.