UPEA is the largest labor organization representing public employees in Utah - working to ensure they are protected, compensated, and appreciated.
UPEA has been fighting for the advancement and rights of Utah’s public employee sector since 1959. The organization was the first voice for public employees in Utah and has been instrumental in securing the benefits and protections in place today.
UPEA represents members through the grievance process and provides assistance to employees dealing with workplace concerns. UPEA's employee representatives are well-versed in DHRM policy and can help employees understand their rights, prepare statements and responses, provide physical representation at grievance hearings, and coordinate with our employment attorney to address legal questions when necessary.
“UPEA has been incredible to me. They have supported me and provided guidance through the grievance process, something I’ve never been through. [My representative] listened with an open-mind and worked with me to find a solution. UPEA is considerate of the situation and wants to help you feel comfortable through it all. UPEA has been a tremendous help; I can’t thank them enough. I’m glad I went through this process with UPEA by my side.”
“I am so grateful for getting the opportunity to work with [my UPEA representative]. She was patient and understanding. She helped me look at my situation from different angles and make it better. UPEA is here to help; take the chance, even if you don’t feel like it will help, it’s so worth it!”
“I know I can call [my UPEA representative] and ask questions, or just ask for her opinion and it is provided without judgment or hesitation. I mentor new employees and always encourage them to join; I provide firsthand testimony of how UPEA helps us to grow personally and professionally. I am UPEA’s biggest supporter. Thank you to the UPEA team for all you do.”
All UPEA members have access to grievance representation after six months of membership. If you have any questions or concerns about your employment or you’ve been given a disciplinary action, please don’t hesitate to contact your UPEA representative.