a. to organize and unite employees in the University of California system, for whom UPTE is the exclusive representative and who are non-exclusively represented, in order to secure better wages and working conditions; to obtain participation in making decisions affecting our working lives; and for our mutual welfare, protection and advancement;
b. to better the welfare of the membership and provide members in the University of California system a voice in the determination of their terms and conditions of employment through the exercise of employee rights under HEERA and through legislative and political action;
c. to foster cooperation among affiliated campus locals and other University of California labor unions;
d. to provide research, educational and organizational services and activities designed to assist members and affiliates and to encourage non members to exercise their right of membership; and
e. to work with other labor organizations, other segments of our society, and people everywhere to improve conditions for working men and women in particular and society in general;
f. to promote activities and policies which recognize and support University employees' talents, experience, and diversity to provide an exceptional educational and research facility.
g. The specific and primary purpose of the organization is to operate a labor organization within the meaning of Section 23701A of the California Revenue and Tax Code. The organization does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to its members and is organized for nonprofit purposes.
h. Not withstanding any of the above statements of purpose and powers, this organization shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the specific purposes of the organization.