Welcome to Temple University and the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP). We are the elected collective bargaining agent for faculty in thirteen of Temple’s schools and colleges (Law, Dentistry, Medicine, and Podiatry are not included). Since 1973 we’ve negotiated thirteen agreements with Temple, covering pay, benefits, and working conditions.

Our current contract covers all full–time faculty, including non tenure-track faculty, as well as librarians and academic professionals (e.g. undergraduate advisors), and we are in contract negotiations for adjunct faculty. Its provisions cover YOU. The contract protects the faculty’s role in the formulation of educational policy, safeguards the standards and procedures governing tenure and promotion, and ensures faculty involvement in the selection of department chairs. It also provides a mechanism for dealing with individual problems, complaints, and grievances.

TAUP works closely with bargaining unit members to settle issues and protect their interests. The union maintains an office on campus (Ritter Annex, Room 721) with a professional staff who provide cheerful and prompt service. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You can reach us by phone at (215) 763-2287 or (215) 204-7641. Our e-mail address is taupaft@gmail.com.

Do not hesitate to contact TAUP’s Executive Director, John DiBenedetto, if you have questions or problems. TAUP publishes electronic newsletters (TAUP e-Bulletins), and uses e-mail and its web page to keep members informed.

Becoming a member of TAUP is one of the most important and constructive decisions you can make as you start at Temple. We ask that you join because everyone benefits from our work. The Temple faculty is only as strong as its collective voice, and TAUP is an essential part of that collective voice.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

TAUP/TU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2014-2018
American Federation of Teachers Local # 4531 AFL-CIO
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (004-15)
Ritter Hall Annex 721
Philadelphia PA 19122-6091
215-763-2287 - 215-204-7641 - E-Mail TAUP