Welcome

We are United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS), a labor union affiliated with AFT and AFT-Wisconsin, local #223. We represent both faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

UFAS Steering Committee Calls for a Moral Way Forward

We are the elected leaders of United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS, AFT #223). As a union that represents faculty and academic staff, ensuring safe campus spaces for workers and students alike is at the core of our mission.

Statement from the UW-Madison University Labor Council on Smart Restart

August 5, 2020: We are the University Labor Council, a coalition of unions representing workers throughout UW–Madison. We are food service workers, trades workers, academic staff, faculty, custodians, non-academic staff, and graduate-student workers. The University works because we do: we disinfect dorm rooms, feed and educate our community’s young adults, ensure that the university is fiscally responsible, and build safe and efficient infrastructure. Every working day, we give our skills and our time in service to the Wisconsin Idea.