United Campus Workers of Tennessee

1000 CAMPUS WORKERS CALL ON GOVERNOR LEE AND COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH LISA PIERCEY TO INCLUDE HIGHER EDUCATION WORKERS IN COVID VACCINATION SCHEDULE 

Knoxville, TN - After more than two years of campaigning by United Campus Workers, on Monday, March 1 at the monthly Faculty Senate meeting at the Univers

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UCW has launched an open letter calling on Governor Bill Lee to include higher education employees in COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans. 

Memphis, TN - On Tuesday, University of Memphis President Rudd emailed all campus workers announcing a commitment to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour effective June 5, 2021. Union and community members have been campaigning for a living wage for years. The lowest paid workers who will see a raise include custodians and other physical plant workers who have been on the front lines of keeping campus open and clean during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The Tennessee Tech chapter of United Campus Workers, CWA Local 3865 respectfully submits the following letter containing the concerns of faculty, staff, and students related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 building unity with the Black Freedom Movement. Panelists include Margaret Cook, Vice President of the Public Sector, CWA (and former UCW member), Vonda McDaniel, President of the Middle Tennessee Central Labor Council, and Bill Fletcher, Jr., author and activist for labor and racial justice.