Monroe, NC, November 1, 2020. Union Academy has been recognized as a Top Workplace in the Charlotte Observer region for 2020, in the midsize category. This is the fourth time UA has been listed as one of the best places to work in the area (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020). Union Academy opened in 2000 and celebrated its 20th year of operation during the 2019-20 school year. The School currently has 229 employees serving more than 1,900 students in grades K-12.