The University of Rhode Island Professional Technical Administrative Association (PTAA), Local 2877 is a member of the Rhode Island Council 94. Rhode Island Council 94 is part AFSCE with 1.4 million members in public and private service nationwide. The “American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees” (AFSCME) organized for social and economic justice in the workplace, through political action and legislative advocacy. AFSCME is part of the “The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations” (AFL-CIO). The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation.
The objectives of PTAA are:

  • to promote the organization of University of Rhode Island employees for the purpose of collective bargaining
  • to promote the welfare of the membership and to provide a voice in the determination of the terms and conditions of employment
  • to foster cooperation among affiliates at the University and among affiliates under the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island Board of Regents
  • to carry out on a local basis the objectives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
About 180 University of Rhode Island employees are currently members of the PTAA union. The job titles and responsibilities encompass a wide array of professiona and technical careers.
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