ACT-UAW (UAW Local 7902) represents over 4,000 part-time and adjunct teachers. It consists of two units: one for teachers
at NYU, and another for those at The New School. It was founded in 2002 after several years of organizing efforts, and elected
its first Executive Officers in 2005.
Who is ACT-UAW?
If you teach at NYU or The New School and are a union member, you are ACT-UAW. Your local is staffed by faculty, and
governed by your fellow union faculty members. Day-to-day operational and policy decisions are made by two bodies of elected
members: the Joint Council and the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee reports to the Joint Council, which in turn
reports to you and to your fellow union members.
Several other standing committees are staffed by volunteer members: the Membership Committee activates current and potential
members; the Education Committee keeps members and the university communities informed; the Election Committee holds the Local's
fair and independent elections; and the Political Action Committee builds alliances with politicians at city, state and national
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