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As Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris brought renewed attention to the low wages of campus workers on July 8,, President Rudd finally released a gradual timeline announcing that he plans to raise minim

United Campus Workers supports candidates who stand for the working class and the common good by opposing privatization, supporting public education, and fighting for living wages.

Hey UCW members! Whatcha doing this summer? We've got lots of opportunities coming up to get involved and learn organizing, campaign, and political skills to build our movement.

United Campus Workers – Communication Workers of America, Tennessee’s higher education union, has been working since last October to expand the protections higher education employees have in the event of layoffs. In January, UCW-CWA worked with Rep. Barbara Cooper (D-Memphis), Sen. Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) and Sen.

An email sent Wednesday, February 17, 2010 titled “Urgent That You Use Current UT Personnel Policies” from Vice Chancellor Al Hooten and Human Resources Director Phil Bright rescinded all printed personnel policies and work rules, and directed supervisors to only use those policies and procedures found on the UT website. Copies of the email are being distributed to all UTM Housing employees.

If you are interested in participating in UCW-CWA's day on this hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 please fill out this short form.

Starting in the summer several dozen of UCW-CWA leaders have been meeting and strategizing on the union’s campaign 2009-2010 campaign. All across the state member lead processes brainstormed, refined and ultimately democratically agree to a set of 2010 Campaign Priorities.


Our 2010 Campaign Priorities

UCW-CWA keeps pressure on higher education administration to help with Secova Audit completion process.

Since the state of Tennessee announced the Secova run audit of employee insurance benefits for plans with dependents, UCW-CWA has been leading efforts to inform public higher education employees of the process and pressuring HR departments at public universities across the state.