United Campus Workers

UCW Members are invited to join "Labor & Black Struggle in the South," an urgent conversation about the role of Labor and the transformational possibilities of buildin

New report from United Campus Workers revealing low pay, lack of health insurance, particularly troubling in light of the COVID-19 crisis

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March 20, 2020

UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS DEMANDS FAIRNESS AND EQUITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

United Campus Workers-Communications Workers of America Local 3865
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Position Title: West TN Organizer 
Location: Memphis, TN

The United Campus Workers Gender Equity Committee adamantly opposes any and all legislation which prevents LGBT families from having equal rights under the law. HB836/SB1304 is discriminatory and unconscionable. At its core, it reflects prejudice against LGBT people and causes undue suffering for Tennessee’s most vulnerable children. This bill sets a dangerous precedent in that it allows private adoption agencies to take our public funds and then deny the very same taxpayers equal rights. It also places the State in a position to determine who does and does not constitute a family.

Memphis, TN -- after being found to have no written plan to pay employees $15 per hour, President Rudd made a surprising announcement to increase pay to $13 per hour by July 2020. However, union members of United Campus Workers say they are not giving up their fight for $15 per hour. "We are not done with this issue, not one bit," said Doris Brooks-Conley, a 19-year custodian who has been outspoken about her and her coworkers pay. "You have people who have been here for over a decade or more. This means people coming in the door would make what we make after 20 years of working.