Membership

The strength of UCAN is in the membership. Membership is voluntary. Members benefit by full participation in the union with voting privileges on important union issues including contract ratification, elections of officers and participation in meetings and committees that directly affect your working conditions.

Membership is the right thing to do.  Join today.

Q: How do I become a member?

A: To become a member you must fill-out and sign a “Membership Application.

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Join the Union

Now is the time to join the United Council of Academics at NJIT. You can complete the membership application online.

Q: What are the benefits of membership?

A: Membership allows you to participate in everything from contract ratification and elections of officers, to general membership meetings and special AFT conferences on higher education.  Your membership shows that you are committed to your career, professional development and professional issues NJIT.  Additionally, members have access to a variety of discounted benefits programs offered by AFT Plus such as supplemental medical insurance, auto insurance and more.

Q: Will my contact information it be shared with any third-party vendors?

A:  No. Your contact information must be kept on file with UCAN, AFT and the AFL-CIO to receive communications regarding your membership.  You will receive a membership card and newsletter in the mail in addition to email communications.

Q: Why do I have to pay membership dues?

A: Membership dues are essential to the general operations of UCAN.  Just like a small business, UCAN has administrative costs like legal fees, computers and any other expenses required to properly represent TAs, RAs and research staff at NJIT.  Representation includes negotiating contracts, handling grievances, and effectively communicating with members about workplace issues.  Your dues also allow UCAN to become a chartered local of the AFT and an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.