Tow the line or you will be tossed - union or not.
A typical leftist university. Do not question or provide actual work if it means your department will look bad. Department first, students last. The bureaucracy is so thick, you'll never know how anything of significance gets done. Universities like this are where people go w/ mediocre skills who don't mind wasting other peoples' money. If you have a conscience, (except maybe the professors and researchers), leave it at the door of political correctness. Excellence in doing your job is trumped by excellence at schmoozing.