The UA Pride Caucus aims to foster connection and solidarity among faculty from across campus who care about workplace and social issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. It also works to support a sense of community across campus and across employee classifications by organizing events with other queer employee associations. It was formed in spring 2016 at the 19th Street Cafe with some beers and good conversation.
Faculty of Color Caucus
The Faculty of Color Caucus seeks to build on the legacy of a faculty-led initiative from before the days of the UA, the Faculty and Staff of Color Coalition. The caucus understands its constituency expansively. It is a forum for faculty who care about issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace and off campus. Members come together regularly throughout the year for social events and to share experiences, concerns, and advice.
Working Families Caucus
The Working Families Caucus formed in response to concerns about the University of Oregon’s family and parental leave policies, as well as other concerns of working family members, like childcare. As we approach another round of bargaining, participation in this caucus’s meetings will be vital for ensuring our union pushes for policies in the next contract that really meet the needs of our members.
If you are interested in participating in any of the caucuses above or have an idea for another caucus or association you would like to see exist within United Academics, please do not hesitate to contact the office or Michael Hames-Garcia.