Officers for 2019-2022
With only one candidate nominated for each position, no balloting was required, and the officers were elected by acclamation. Profiles may be accessed by clicking on the officer’s name. The newly elected officers of the UAFP for the 2019-2022 term are:
Elections for the next term will be held in April 2022 (see below). Please also watch your email for important updates and dates.
All officers serve as members of the Executive Board, which has overall legislative, executive, and administrative responsibility for the policies and operations of the Union. These include approving contract proposals, creating paid appointed positions, authorizing expenditures of funds, and in general proposing and executing the policies and resolutions of the Union. The responsibilities of each position are summarized below.
See the Constitution (Article V) for the complete list of officers’ duties.
shall be the principal executive officer of the organization; shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Board and membership; shall supervise all employees of the organization; shall represent the organization before the employer and to legislative officials, the public, and the news media; and shall fulfill other duties as set forth in the UAFP Constitution. The President shall be paid a stipend of $8,500.00 per year.
The Vice President
shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President in the event of absence or resignation, shall handle the processing and adjustment of grievances, and shall fulfill other duties as set forth in the UAFP Constitution. The Vice President shall be paid a stipend of $7,500.00 per year.
shall maintain the non-financial files and records of the organization, shall record meeting minutes, shall assist the President in union correspondence, and shall fulfill other duties as set forth in the UAFP Constitution. The Secretary shall be paid a stipend of $5,000.00 per year. Where appropriate, the union may merge the offices and duties of the Secretary and Treasurer.
shall receive and deposit all monies and income in the name of the organization, shall maintain membership records and all financial records of the organization, shall arrange for annual audits of the finances of the organization, and shall fulfill other duties as set forth in the UAFP Constitution. The Treasurer shall be paid a stipend of approximately $5,000.00 per year depending on the work load in any given year. Where appropriate, the union may merge the offices and duties of the Secretary and Treasurer.
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Officer elections are held every three (3) years in April. Officers are elected for a term of three (3) years by a majority of the vote in a general membership election. Elected officers will assume office within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the election.
Elections will be conducted and overseen by an Elections Committee. To be nominated a candidate must submit to the Elections Committee a petition containing the signatures of at least ten (10) UAFP members. Petitions must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days following the notice of the opening of nominations. Members will be notified before the nominating period begins of offices to be filled, their right to make nominations, and the nominating procedure. Click here for a blank Officer Nominating Petition.
All regular members in good standing are eligible to vote, nominate for office, and accept nomination and election to the Executive Board. Sustaining members can vote, but cannot nominate candidates or hold office.
For further details about nominations and election of officers please refer to the UAFP Constitution & Bylaws. (Click here.)
Executive Board Elections Are Underway . . .
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Officer elections are held every three (3) years in April. Officers are elected for a term of three (3) years by a majority of the vote in a general membership election. Elected officers will assume office within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the election. If you would like more information about the candidates and election, click the link below.
UAFP 2022 Elections
2022 Candidates for President
David K. Freeman is an adjunct faculty member in the Media Communications and Visual Arts Department (MCVA), Pleasantville, where he teaches Jazz Music History, Writing for Print Media, and Public Speaking. He created and continues to lead the MCVA program Soundbox, which brings musicians and artists to Pleasantville. Soundbox is the sole educational partner of the Music to Life initiative “Sessions for Justice,” inviting musicians to work together with MCVA students, alumni and staff on issues of social justice.
David leads with commitment, cooperation and professionalism, bringing with him a broader, inclusive vision, renewed energy and advocacy for all UAFP adjunct and part time instructors.
His contributions to the Pace community includes:
- Expanding music and media arts programming at Pace Pleasantville.
- Serving on boards and committees of arts education organizations.
- Rallying colleagues to work together on civic and social justice issues.
- Engaging in cross-cultural collaborations throughout the performing arts.
- Producing and managing projects across departments and disciplines.
Outside Pace, David is the Education Director for Brooklyn Raga Massive and serves on the Teaching Artist Guild (TAG) National Advisory Committee. Before joining TAG, David served on the Association of Teaching Artists Executive Board for three years.
David earned a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a music minor from
Please visit www.davidkfreeman.com for more info.
Statement of William Quinlan
- 41 years as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pace New York City.
- Wrote five psychology courses, two of these courses are required for psychology majors.
- 8 years as Vice-President of UAFP.
- 6 years as President of UAFP.
- Training by the Federal Government, Bureau of Cooperative Education, and NYSUFT, for contract negotiations, grievances procedures, and conflict mediation training.
- 35 years of public school union leadership contract negotiation, and grievance experience.
- 14 years as Grievance Coordinator.
- Responsive to member inquiries with a personal phone call.
- Secured a dedicated office space for adjuncts to work in, with computers, printers and an area to meet with students.
- Served on every negotiating committee for our contracts.
- This past contract, served as the Chief negotiator along with our union attorney to secure the best adjunct contract we ever had. 12-17% pay increase for 75% of our members, lowered the rating for full merit pay, improved the income replacement cause, and increase on adjunct teaching credits from 10 to 11 credits per semester. Those adjuncts who were above the minimums received a 2% raise in the fall 2022 and will receive a 3% raise in the Fall 2023. *This contract was achieved without NYSUT at the negotiating table.
- Implemented a notification system where Pace’s HR Department is informed when an adjunct is up for a promotion, or is entitled to 20 years, 25 years, 35 years compensation, or is entitled to income replacement compensation.
- Represented the adjunct faculty on the FROG Committee during Covid.
2022 Candidates for Vice President
My name is Barry Bullis and I am seeking to remain your UAFP Vice-President. I am humbled by my experience thus far and truly believe in the power of solidarity and transparency. I have been an adjunct in the School of Education (SOE) for 17 years. In that time I have had the privilege of teaching hundreds of students in various courses and worked in tandem with the SOE faculty and staff. I am also a Pace parent - my son is currently a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in art. Full-time, I work for the New York City Department of Education as a literacy coach in Brownsville, Brooklyn schools. Previously, I was a school principal of a private school for medically fragile children. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 5 children in outdoor activities, especially anything water related.
Since joining the executive board of the union, I am proud to say that there has been greater communication from the board to the membership through regular email communications, increased member meetings, and a new website and email. I was part of the contract negotiating team and currently on the evaluation review committee. I hosted a rank promotion workshop and have directly reached out to members so that they are aware to access benefits of which they are entitled.
Jay Muir (they/them/theirs) is an adjunct professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, New York City campus. They teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies as well as Men and Masculinities. They started their college teaching career in the history department of Illinois Central College, later moving to Westchester Community College, and then to Pace in 2019. Jay spent two years as a writing consultant at Illinois Central, tutoring English language learners in conversational and written English and serving as a teacher’s assistant in the Writing Fellows Program. Jay brings diversity training experience that can be applied to making the UAFP and Pace a far more equitable space for people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and disabled faculty. They have a deep resolve to fight for higher wages and health insurance coverage for Pace adjunct faculty and part-timers.
2022 Candidates for Secretary
Maury Hutcheson writes: Greater inclusiveness, greater transparency, and more empowerment for our union!
The current leadership has, for years, preferred to act through top-down “executive action,” with minimal outreach and minimal accountability. I want to mobilize MEMBER ACTION by fostering a spirit of community and engagement, sharing ideas about effective contract negotiations at other universities, and developing workshops that address members’ interests.
Over the past year I’ve heard from dozens of members who want a seat at the table, wages that match the cost of living in NYC, and a better working relationship with the Pace administration. Union activity is on the rise across the nation, but our current officers have been missing the moment. Recent UAFP efforts to communicate via newsletters or Zoom are welcome, but many adjuncts still feel disconnected from the union. I will work to actually implement a system of Department Reps (as has been promised for years yet never acted on), work to establish the Standing Committees for grievances and negotiations that are called for in our constitution, and insure that a comprehensive Treasurer’s Report on union finances and budget allocations is presented at each regular Membership Meeting. I also pledge to foster active engagement with tenured faculty in order to forge stronger solidarity with these potential allies.
I understand the ambitions and passions that lead many creative professionals to pursue a home within the precarity of adjunct careers in academia, often at great personal sacrifice. Look for my bio on the UAFP Elections Facebook page.
Beth Roberts, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor in the English Department, where she has been teaching the core writing curriculum since Fall 2013. Her experience with labor organizing began in graduate school as a member of Local 7902, an affiliate of the UAW representing contracted workers at New York University. She has been an active member of the UAFP for nine years, devoting her time to expanding membership. In addition, she is a member of the Professional Staff Congress, which represents adjunct faculty at CUNY. She and her Chihuahua mix, Robbie, are delighted to reside in Penn South, a community based on cooperative living.
2022 Candidate for Treasurer
Elect Glenn Martin Miller as UAFP Treasurer Constituent of the Experience Slate
Appointed UAFP Union Treasurer 2016 to present:
- Re-established bank accounts, auto-pays, addressed tax issues, and lease renewal after prior UAFP Treasurer was in absentia for several years due to personal matters.
- Marshall monthly checking and savings statements for required Form 990 and LM3 annual Dept of Labor reports before and during Covid with union accountants Gould and Schlepp; maintain monthly expenses and income requirements
- Ordered financial audits beginning April 01, 2022.
- Recommend for future implementation: that a small portion of union funds be invested in an investment vehicle such as TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) or capital preservation/dividend mutual fund with low volatility to have a portion of dues growing to benefit union members’ actions in the future.
- Offered advice and counsel as Executive Board member at every session of the Collective Bargaining Contract team over the last 6 years.
- Won a favorable decision for the UAFP before the National Labor Relations Board to address Pace administration’s barring of Collective Bargaining Board members using Pace e-mails for grievance resolutions
- Recommended separation from NYSUT, to which the UAFP paid $6,000 per month for the 10 month academic year without receiving fair value for the money. NYSUT did not increase membership as promised; provided minimal leverage at the bargaining table and allowed several contract clauses (e.g. veto-able arbitration); and did not provide legal representation devoted to UAFP interests.