The University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) is a democratic, member-run union organization. Decisions are made by UPTE members and their elected representatives. Our success is due to the high level of activism among our members.
UPTE proudly represents the contingent faculty at the Community Colleges of Butte, Mt. San Jacinto, and College of the Sequoias.
Associate faculty wages and conditions need improvement
UPTE commissioned a study of faculty wages, benefits and working conditions from UC Santa Cruz labor studies scholar Sara R. Smith. Read the complete study titled Supporting California’s Community College Teaching Faculty: Improving Working Conditions, Compensation and the Quality of Undergraduate Education.