United Campus Workers of Georgia Local 3265

Workers at Georgia Southwestern recently delivered an open letter to President Weaver and Provost Smith urging them to advocate for a USG mask mandate and to model responsible mask wearing behavior

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA JOB CUTS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BLACK EMPLOYEES, SERVICE AND CLERICAL WORKERS AND PART-TIME FACULTY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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If we’ve learned nothing else this past year, it’s that the virus doesn’t care about our wishes and expectations. Even now, as Americans begin to relax due to the availability of the vaccines in the USA, the global pandemic is far from over. Dangerous and unpredictable new variants keep emerging, and could easily find their way into local communities in the USA. Fortunately, the vaccines seem to be effective against the new strains so far, but there are no guarantees that this won’t change.

UCW members from across that state took time this week to speak out.  Our employers evaluate us all the time so we took a moment to "grade" them too!  The result?  The Board of Regents got an F in all three categories: worker's equity, dignity and safety.  Check out some of the images from our actions!

On March 10, 2021, UCWGA members held a virtual press briefing to unveil documents obtained through open records requests that expose how Corvias, a private real estate construction, development, and management company that has a multibillion dollar student housing contract with USG, lobbied eight universities across the country to reopen during the pandemic and failed to provide services covered by its contract with USG.

Members of the United Campus Workers of Georgia are profoundly alarmed by a request received by many educators at University System of Georgia (USG) institutions across the state by Representative Dunahoo that we answer questions related to topics surrounding oppression.  We believe it is an incursion on quality education in our classrooms as well as a violation of academic freedom.