Kennesaw State University

We began forming our chapter of UCWGA in the Fall of 2018. We heard about the union from colleagues at other campuses and reached out to organize on our campus. Staff and Faculty are both experiencing a multitude of issues related to changing working conditions and USG led reorganization. The University does not seek input from employees and there is a lack of transparency and communication across campus.

We are coming together in spite of our differences, because together we can create change. 

Check out the Calendar of Events to join us at one of our upcoming meetings. 

Recent News

Since October 2020 UCWGA-KSU has been raising money to help support the immediate needs of our coworkers who have been impacted by KSU’s layoffs. We have since distributed over $2500 in two rounds of disbursements (December 2020, February 2021) to three affected workers with urgent financial needs ranging from medical and health insurance bills, rent assistance, and other living expenses. 

Thanks to those who have continued to donate on our new fundraiser platform we are now preparing to make a third round of disbursements. If you are someone who was laid off through the temporary or permanent reduction in force process or are a former part-time worker who was not rehired this fall or spring, let us know if you need financial assistance by 5pm on MONDAY APRIL 12, 2021.

Since October 2020 UCWGA-KSU has been raising money to help support the immediate needs of our coworkers who have been impacted by KSU’s layoffs.  In December 2020, after raising over $2000, we made our first round of disbursements to two affected workers with urgent financial needs ranging from medical and health insurance bills, rent assistance, and other living expenses. 

Thanks to those who have continued to donate to our fundraiser we are now preparing to make a second round of disbursements. If you are someone who was laid off through the temporary or permanent reduction in force process or are a former part-time worker who was not rehired this fall or spring, let us know if you need financial assistance by SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020.

Concerns about the resumption of on-campus classes at Kennesaw State University (KSU) have been mounting since the end of the fall semester. Due to current COVID-19 infection statistics in Cobb County, the Kennesaw State chapter of United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCWGA) is calling on KSU, as our state-wide organizing committee did last month, to shift to online-only instruction and provide more support for its employees.

Events of the last two months prove the need for more caution on campus:

While we continue to work to reverse these cruel and unnecessary layoffs and stop further layoffs, workers who have already been laid off are left without health insurance, retirement benefits, and pay. Some are dealing with immediate health crises or cannot pay for housing, food, or other basic needs. Therefore, UCWGA-KSU has been raising money to help support the immediate needs of our coworkers who have been impacted by KSU’s layoffs.

All STUDENTS and WORKERS are invited to a REAL Campus Conversation about the KSU Budget and Layoffs!

Join us to hear from impacted workers, union members, and students! Join us to share your questions about what is happening on campus! Join us to collectively share ideas and solutions that work for all at KSU!