United Campus Workers of Georgia Local 3265

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Voting for UCWGA’s Executive Board will run from July 13 until July 27. We will be using an online voting software to administer the election called ElectionBuddy. You will be receiving an email and/or text message from them, depending on the contact information you provided the union, with a unique link to your ballot. So keep an eye out for this email. It should not go to your spam, but check just in case. If you have trouble accessing the email or do not receive one, please contact the Election Committee at [email protected]

Sign the petition to call upon the Board of Regents to set policies that allow a safer and more equitable return to campus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.change.org/p/the-georgia-board-of-regents-safer-and-more-equitable-higher-education-upon-return-to-campus

Recent News

We, faculty at institutions across the USG, condemn the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) decision, announced Monday July 6th, that stipulates that International Students with F-1 and M-1 visas, “attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.” We are asking that the USG commits to protecting our international students from ICE proceedings and deportations if the USG were to shift to online-only instruction because of COVID-19 risks.

Like millions around the nation and around the globe, our union was sickened by the footage of the murder of George Floyd by officer Derek Chauvin. And like those same millions, we know that this is not an isolated incident; it has become routine. Rekia Boyd, Laquan McDonald, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Kayla Moore, Eric Garner, Ayianna Jones, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and the names continue.

United Campus Workers of Georgia also said "Gov. Brian Kemp and state leaders want to maintain a business-friendly environment 'at the expense of students and workers'."

"Georgia colleges plan furloughs as lawmakers get bad news on economy." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is requesting a 14% reduction in budgets for every state agency. His justification: increased unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce state revenues. But 14% budget cuts will only deepen the profound unemployment crisis. His actions, both before and after this crisis, reveal his priorities. Kemp and the Georgia political leadership want to maintain Georgia as “business-friendly” at the expense of students and workers.