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The only wall-to-wall higher ed union in Georgia.

Membership is open to all USG workers, including:

  • Part-time staff, regardless of permanent or temporary status
  • Graduate assistants, researchers, and fellows
  • Part-time faculty including adjuncts and lecturers
  • Full time faculty and staff
  • Undergraduate student workers, including federal work-study students
  • Post-doctoral workers
  • Workers at institutions whose funding is allocated by the USG, including the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library Service.

Workers in outsourced departments like Sodexo, Aramark, etc. are private sector employees and have the right to engage in collective bargaining with their employer.

Organizing at 20 out of 26 institutions...So far!

Not sure if your campus has a chapter? Contact an organizer to get connected or to start organizing at your workplace!

Being a wall-to-wall union means members across the state can work together on shared issues and coordinate lobbying efforts directed at the state legislature. Some committees include: 

  • Legislative Committee
  • Research for Organizing Network (RON)
  • Budget Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • K16 Teach Truth Coalition
  • Tobacco Surcharge Committee

Any member may organize with other members to form a statewide committee. Reach out to us at [email protected] or check the calendar to learn more about statewide committee meetings. 

Articles can be known as "News", or "Stories", or a different name. Contact CWA HQ if you want to change this.


The problematic setup of this fee has cost employees thousands of dollars of their hard-earned paychecks. UCWGA members started this campaign to change the way workers are opted-in and to win refunds for all wrongly charged workers. Reach out to [email protected] to join this campaign!

Not sure if you've been affected? Take these steps:

  1. Log in to OneUSG
  2. Connect Click "payroll," then "pay," then your paystub
  3. Look for "Tobacco Surcharge" 
  4. If you're paid twice monthly, check two stubs!

Take the pledge to demand dignity for part-time faculty!