The UConn Professional Employees Association

The University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA) is the exclusive bargaining agent for more than 1,870 professional staff at the Unversity of Connecticut. We are the non-teaching professionals on campus working in academic and non-academic units. We are nurses, doctors, librarians, advisors, provide program support, and much more. Our motto says it all, "we don't run the place, we just keep it running."

Per state statutes, payment of dues, or collective bargaining service fees, to your exclusive bargaining agent is a required condition of employment. Membership, however, is your choice.

You can become a member by completing a Payroll Deduction Authorization/Membership card, checking the appropriate box and returning it to the UCPEA office. For information please contact the UCPEA office.

By signing and returning a membership card, you will immediatley gain access to all union benefits and events, and are eligible to vote on union matters. Connecticut General statutes (sec. 5-280) permit you to choose to join our association or you may choose to be a non-member (agency fee payer). Agency fee payers cannot vote in UCPEA elections or on contractual matters, and cannot attend UCPEA social functions. In either case, the amount deducted for your paycheck is the same. We hope you will choose to have a say in how your dues are spent, and take an active role in UCPEA.