University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has been the exclusive bargaining agent for all faculty members of the University System since November 1, 1974. The UH System is governed by one Board of Regents and includes seven Community Colleges, UH-Hilo, UH-Manoa, and UH-West Oahu. The UHPA is the elected faculty union.
All public employees in the State of Hawaii who are faculty members of the University of Hawaii System are members of Bargaining Unit 7. They consist of instructors, professors, librarians, specialists, extension agents, and researchers. UHPA functions are negotiation of the faculty contract and ensurance that the terms of the contract are enforced and the rights of faculty members are protected.