Who we are

Why I March

UCATS, Local 3882, NYSUT, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO, represents over 1400 clerical and technical workers at New York University. We negotiate the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for all Code 106/116 and 104/114 workers. We organized our union in 1979 and have made tremendous gains in our contract and in the daily lives of the staff we represent.

What’s In a Name?
You may have noticed the acronyms after our name, Local3882. When you become a memberof UCATS, you are also a member our state and national federations:
NYSUT―New York State United Teachers representing 600,000 people who work in New York’s schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. NYSUT is a federation of more than 900 local unions, each representing its own members.
AFT―American Federation of Teachers, representing 1.6 million members across the country
NEA―National Education Association, representing over 3,000,000 education professionals nationwide
AFL-CIO―American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organziations, representing 14 million members across the country.
Being part of a larger labor movement gives us a stronger voice in organizing and access to resources and expertise.

What do we stand for?
UCATS has a long history of fighting for worker’s rights. These rights include the right to a safe, respectful, non-discriminatory workplace, the right to a fair and equitable wage, the right to health care and job security, and the right to fair representation and due process. UCATS is self-governing. Our officers and stewards are all volunteers who are elected by the membership to serve on the Executive Council, which is the decision making body of the local. Our union is run by and for its members so that we reflect the aspirations of our families and communities. UCATS is committed to all workers who fight for a voice in the work place and we work with other unions and groups that fight for justice, peace, and equality. UCATS believes in the value of each individual to better themselves and their world through collective action.