Wisconsin University Union / WUU



wuu.madison@gmail.com -- General Contact Information

WUU Executive Board
joseph.salmons@gmail.com -- Joseph Salmons, President
zepelow@gmail.com -- Lydia Zepeda, Vice President
brthomad@gmail.com -- Bruce Thomadsen
sbauman007@gmail.com -- Steve Bauman
stevenjaygoldstein@gmail.com -- Steve Goldstein
jdmathie3@gmail.com -- Jack Mathie, Executive Director

Independent labor union for faculty and academic staff at UW-Madison. Works to defend interests of its members and other academic staff and faculty. Does not endorse political candidates or take positions on political issues not directly related to its work. Dues; payroll deduction available. Helps faculty and staff file grievances.

WUU's core values include:

  1. WUU protects the right of all workers to fair treatment at the workplace. WUU protects due process and advocates with members of the UW-Madison community who vigorously pursue due process for themselves.
  2. WUU protects workers’ power to determine the rules and conditions of their workplace. Faculty and staff must have a clear, substantial, and secure role in shared governance and access to representation from unions and organizations.
  3. WUU advocates for in an informed and engaged faculty and staff. WUU works to educate members of the University community on current issues and promotes free exchange of opinion and information-sharing.
  4. WUU protects academic freedom and freedom of expression at the University. Tenure and job protections are necessary for educators and researchers to carry out the work they do, work that benefits the people of the state of Wisconsin.
  5. WUU protects equal access to education. Access to higher education must be unrestricted by class, age, sex, gender or gender identity, race, lineage, sexual preference, or disability.

Membership dues are currently $5.00 / month and $60 / year.