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Knoxville TN - United Campus Workers of Tennessee’s UTK Chapter protests the Chancellor’s Flagship Address, Demanding Adequate COVID Safety Measures in the Face of D

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. 

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.

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

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.