Welcome to the UAFT Homepage

UAFT has been representing University Faculty since 1973.

The Union office is located on the UAA campus in Anchorage in the Professional Studies Building, (PSB) room 214. This is the building nearest the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and 36th Avenue. If you are in Anchorage, please feel free to come by and say hello.

President: Tim Powers, UAS, Juneau
1st Vice President: Jane Webber, UAF, Fairbanks
2nd Vice President: Joe Mason, UAF, Nome
Secretary-Treasurer: Heather Corriere, UAF, Kodiak

March 16, 2015

UAFT Workload Form

February 5, 2015

It is with great pleasure that I pass on to you notification that the University of Alaska Board of Regents has accepted the new Collective bargaining Agreement. That means that the new agreement is now in full force. Your first stop for clarifying questions should be your campus representative. I am hoping to get out to campuses throughout the spring to go over the new CBA with you. Please download this version of the CBA which reflects a few more minor corrections, such as inserting a "the" into a sentence.

August 28, 2014

ALRA Decision and Order 301
The decision from the Alaska Labor Relations Agency (ALRA) has finally been rendered.  Here is a link to the decision: ALRA Decision and Order 301.  The UAFT has appealed this decision and a stay of implementation has been approved until the appeal has worked its way through the courts.  Bottom line, using my Coast Guard lingo – proceed as Ops Normal until you hear anything differently.  That means that you will remain a part of UAFT as the appeal process progresses or you are notified otherwise.


Negotiations have begun on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Your team members are: Tim Powers (UAS), Joe Mason (UAF), Trish Jenkins (UAA), and Nancy Bish (Union Office). Negotiation sessions are scheduled most weeks throughout the semester, all day Wednesday and Thursday in Anchorage.

UAFT Office News

UAFT office news: Loooooooong time faculty member (39 1.2 years) Nancy Bish has retired from University service. Nancy has served our Union (ACCFT and UAFT) for the past 17 years as Secretary/Treasurer and has been a member since 1975! That is probably longer than some of you have even been alive! Nancy has served the Union exceptionally through keeping the financials in order, running the office, serving on negotiating times, and keeping up the never-ending fight with University management as they continuously try to erode our rights. Please stop by the office or drop Nancy an email or phone call to express your gratitude. Luckily, we won't miss her too much as she has agreed to continue working the Union as the UAFT Office Manager. Yes, she will still be the one answering your emails and phone calls. Nancy, thank you for your compassion, joviality, and strong Union support.

Tim Powers
President UAFT, Local 2404