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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

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

Building on our work at the capitol last year, UCW has introduced our Fair Raise Act (HB 1105 / SB 1333 ) to give an across the board pay raise of at least $1000 to every state employee and our Moving TN Adjuncts Forward Act (HB 707 / SB 775) raise adjunct pay to a minimum of $1000 per credit hour. Our bills seek to address the unfairness of percentage raises, which disproportionately benefit those at the top and leave out adjunct faculty, most of whom haven't received a raise in 20 years. 

Memphis, TN --  On January 10,  the University of Memphis released an email to all employees concerning a joint resolution between the Staff and Faculty Senates calling for the minimum pay to be raised to $15/hr. United Campus Workers, Tennessee's only higher education union, applauds the efforts by University of Memphis to publicly address the crisis of low pay for its employees and calls for swift implementation of this needed change.

Join fellow higher education employees from across Tennessee at our yearly gathering to:
* Build connections
* Discuss strategies & successes
* Strengthen our campaigns

It features members' stories from our beginnings to now!

  • Grad students would owe a new tax on their tuition waivers.
  • Campus employees would owe a new tax on their tuition benefits.
  • Our kids and spouses would pay taxes on the tuition discount we get.
  • Student loan interest would no longer be deductible.
  • University and college endowments would also be taxed.
Spread the word and carpool with others on your campus. Here is a flyer to print!

HERE YOU WILL FIND a list of all open seats for United Campus Workers' Executive Board and Policy & Campaign Committee/PCC. 

HERE YOU WILL FIND proposed Bylaw changes to be voted on at Convention.

ALSO: Make your plans to come to this year's Convention by RSVPing today!