Laura McShane, Student Academic Advisor II

As an advisor, I am part of the much too large group of unrepresented employees at UC. Even though I am not represented, however, I am still a due-paying member of UPTE because I believe in the work that they do to support UC employees. UC has shown time and again that they put monetary considerations above considerations of staff well-being. UC employees need to have someone who is on their side, and willing to fight for what is right for UC workers. I also believe that, when a union improves conditions for their members, it ultimately improves conditions for all workers. This is why I am a proud member of UPTE.

- Laura McShane, Student Academic Advisor II