East TN

UT KNOXVILLE

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Knoxville Chapter of UCW-CWA! The Chapter meets typically on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 pm. Are you interested in fighting for a $15 minimum wage, hazard pay, and compression pay for frontline workers? Fighting retaliation and discrimination? Increasing lecturer pay? Higher stipends and fee waivers for graduate workers? Flexibility and raises for administrative staff? More tenure lines? If so, there's a place for you! Come to a meeting to share your ideas and get involved in organizing at UTK!

Chapter VP Contact: Mia Romano, Modern Foreign Languages & Literature Department

PELLISSIPPI STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

We have grown to encompass over 50 Pellissippi State staff and faculty from a variety of departments. This year's focus has been on COVID safety. Come to the next meeting to get involved and share your ideas.

Caucus Chair Contact: Robyn James, Music Department

UT CHATTANOOGA

UTC-UCW is organizing and moving forward on a diverse agenda to advance the justice needs of faculty and staff in higher education. We are active in fighting for fair wages, increasing contingent faculty pay and working conditions, improving gender equity, and getting involved in labor issues relevant to our Chattanooga area members. 

Caucus Chair Contact: Eddie Brudney, History Department

Chattanooga state Community college

Welcome to the Chattanooga State Community College chapter of UCW-CWA! At CSCC, we are working to create positive change for all staff and faculty on campus. We are growing and uniting faculty and staff from all different departments on campus! Our goal is to ensure that the many workers who keep our campus running on a daily basis have their voice heard! 

We are fighting for living wages. Every campus worker deserves to make a wage that allows them to not only make ends meet, but to also live a comfortable, quality life.  If you are interested in joining the union and our campaign, please reach out to us or come to our monthly meeting! 

Contact info: Michael McCamish, Anthropology Department

ETSU

A dynamic group of faculty and staff at ETSU are growing the union and taking on fights for fair pay, racial justice, and a voice. We waged a successful campaign to defeat custodial and facilties outsourcing, are standing up for living wages,  and fighting for real raises and full-time work for adjunct faculty.

Caucus Chair Contact: Dennis Prater, English Department

To get involved in East TN, contact Allison Becha at [email protected].