Our Unions

At Princeton, we are proud of the relationships we have built with our six unions which represent approximately 20 percent of our workforce. We are committed to maintaining strong and open communications with our employees, their union representatives and our managers by working collaboratively with all parties to reach a common understanding through interest-based bargaining about a wide range of topics to identify issues jointly, address concerns early and explore possible solutions that address each other’s needs. 

The University is strongly committed to providing all employees with market-based pay and additional opportunities to grow further and earn more. We are proud that all employees receive the same excellent health and retirement benefits.

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

The Fraternal Order of Police, Princeton Lodge # 75, represents all full-time commissioned Princeton University public safety officers. They are appointed by the Princeton University Board of Trustees. 
 

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 68, represents employees working at Princeton’s cogeneration plant. These employees include engineers, operators and technicians.
 

International Union, Security, Police & Fire Professional of America (SPFPA)

International Union, Security, Police & Fire Professional of America (SPFPA) represents the campus security officers employed within Princeton’s art museum and libraries. It also represents patrol officers and communication officers employed by the University.
 

Professional Firefighters, Association of New Jersey, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 174

Professional Firefighters, Association of New Jersey, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 174, represents emergency services officers, emergency services driver/operators and the site protection training coordinator at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Emergency Services Unit. 
 

Princeton University Library Assistants (PULA)/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 956, AFL-CIO (AFSCME)

Princeton University Library Assistants (PULA)/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 956 (AFSCME) of the AFL-CIO, represents Princeton University’s library assistants. Job categories include conservation assistants, clerical assistants, secretaries, coordinators, specialists and technicians. 
 

Services Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 175

Services Employees International Union, Local 175, is the largest union at Princeton University and represents the majority of the hourly service positions of employees working within dining services, grounds and building maintenance, building services, housing, and athletics. 
  
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