United Campus Workers of Tennessee

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.

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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.

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

 Johnson City, Tenn. - On April 30, 2020 the United Campus Workers (UCW) released a report on working conditions for adjunct faculty at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). The report, “Exploitation at ETSU: How the Adjunctification of Instruction Harms Faculty and Students at East Tennessee State University” provides the most comprehensive research on adjunct faculty at ETSU done to date.

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March 20, 2020

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