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Ed McDaniel, UCW-CWA delegate to CWA's recent convention
Ed McDaniel, UCW-CWA delegate to CWA's recent convention

Make your plans to attend the 2017 UCW-CWA Statewide Convention today!

Make your plans to attend United Campus Workers - CWA Local 3865's annual statewide convention in Nashville on Saturday, September 16, 2017, tentatively 10:00am - 4:00pm central time (9-10am breakfast). Spread the word and carpool with others on your campus. Breakfast and lunch are provided!
 
 

UCW 2017 Proposed Bylaw Changes and Open Seats

This is where you can find the proposed bylaw changes and open seats in our local's upcoming election, both of which are on the agenda for our Saturday, September 16, 2017 Statewide Convention in Nashville.

CWA: We Reject the Hatred and Bigotry of White Supremacists

Read our international union's statement on the recent events in Charlottesville. 

Call the Comptroller! Stop the Contract! #TNisNOTforSale

United Campus Workers


Governor Haslam secretly signed a master contract with JLL, breaking his oath to do what is best for Tennessee--and maybe also breaking the law.

 
Now the ball is in the Tennessee Comptroller's court. It's our job to make sure he rejects the contract.
 

Please call the Comptroller's hotline today - 1-800-232-5454.

 
Tell them: "Don't approve the outsourcing contract (RFP 32110-17103), and launch an investigation. This contract breaks the law*. It is wasteful**. It defies the will of the General Assembly*** And it's bad for Tennessee!"  [Additional information below.]

Top 10 Worst Things About This Outsourcing

What are the Top 10 Worst Things about Governor Haslam's statewide facilities outsourcing? 

2016 Labor & Change Teach-In & UCW Convention

Dear United Campus Workers member or supporter,

I would like to welcome you to attend the United Campus Workers 2016 Annual Convention. The past year we have seen a lot of exciting activity and growth in our local. We have taken up a huge fight with our Governor to protect facilities workers in our Tennessee is Not for Sale campaign, and we’ve stood alongside students and university workers to defend diversity programs at UT.

At this year’s convention, we invite you to join us for a weekend of reflection, learning, and inspiration. UCW first began with a Living Wage Teach-In 16 years ago. As we ready ourselves to dig in our heels and keep up our fight for another year, join us to reflect on building a movement for lasting change in our state at our Labor and Change Teach-InOctober 28-29, 2016. Over two days, we’ll have sessions covering topics such as solidarity, intergenerational organizing, and grassroots power. For the full program, visit: tinyurl.com/LaborandChangeRSVP here. This event is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided both days.

UCW Lobby Day & Rally Tuesday, March 8th! RSVP today!
UCW Lobby Day & Rally Tuesday, March 8th! RSVP today!

2016 United Campus Workers Legislative Priorities, 109th General Assembly

Coming to UCW's 2016 Lobby Day & Rally? RSVP here!

Don't know who your elected officials are? Find them here. Enter your address to find your State Legislators (State Senator and Representative), who we are visiting on March 8.

Our state’s public colleges, universities, and higher education institutions are at the heart of our economy, and campus employees—from professors and lecturers, secretaries and custodians, to researchers and counselors, librarians and technicians—are at the forefront of delivering quality education and essential services to Tennesseans from all walks of life. Our working conditions are our state’s learning conditions. 

Here is a breakdown of United Campus Workers' priority bills:

 

Tennessee is NOT for Sale! What We’ve Done to Fight Governor Haslam's Outsourcing Plan

Since first learning of the previously secret push by Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to outsource the facilities maintenance, management, and security of every piece of state-owned real estate in Tennessee, United Campus Workers - CWA members, leaders, organizers, volunteers and our numerous allies have tirelessly worked to stop these efforts in their tracks. Below is a partial list of actions UCW-CWA has taken over this semester:

August 17: UCW issues Press Release, "State Workers Scrutinize, Worry About Haslam’s Newest Privatization Scheme"

August 18-20: Every regional paper of record across Tennessee learns of the news from United Campus Workers and begins reporting on it

August 31: 1st State-Wide Membership "Town Hall Call" with many hundreds of higher education employees logging in to learn more

September 3: Public Demonstration at UTK with rallies at Cumberland Ave. Pilot Gas Station & UT Knoxville School of Law Building

What are YOU doing to halt Governor Haslam's statewide outsourcing scheme?

United Campus Workers wants to inform you and get your voice heard. In Memphis, in Van Buren County, and all over the state, we stand united to stop Governor Haslam's efforts to outsource. Will you take advantage of one of these upcoming opportunities? Do you have ideas or thoughts you want to share? Have petitions? Get them to us! We will be taking them to Nashville on Friday, October 30! And GET ON THE BUS to deliver them!

October 26-31: #TNisNOTforSALE Statewide Week of Action

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UT Employees Take to the Street Against Haslam’s Outsourcing Scheme

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September 2, 2015

UT Employees Take to the Street Against Haslam’s Outsourcing Scheme

University of Tennessee, Knoxville—Three weeks after discovering Governor Bill Haslam’s secret and controversial scheme to privatize an unprecedented—and unspecified—number of jobs by outsourcing all building maintenance and management in state-owned buildings, public employees threatened by the plan and their allies are continuing to speak out against it. On Thursday, September 3 from 4-6pm, University of Tennessee employees and others will demonstrate along Cumberland Ave. in Knoxville to draw attention to the potential massive cutbacks and job losses that often result from outsourcing. The employees will gather in front of the UT Law School at Cumberland and James Agee, as well as at the Pilot gas station at Cumberland and Volunteer.