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[MILLEDGEVILLE, GA December 29—]This morning, the Georgia College (GC) chapter of the United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCWGA) and community supporters sent an

The UNG chapter of UCWGA has written an open letter to President Jacobs urging stronger protections for the campus community including expanding online learning and free, frequent, and accurate COV

On Friday, August 28, 2020, the Georgia College & State University (GCSU) chapter of the United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCWGA) held our first direct action at our school’s “Public Forum Area,” with approximately 40 participants. We organized a die-in protest to urge GC’s administration and the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents to listen to our demands to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 on our campus, including choice in online working and learning options, free on-campus testing, quarantine housing for students, hazard pay for frontline staff, and no layoffs in the event of campus closure. 

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!

As part of the statewide Workers Speak Out day of action, the UCWGA-Georgia College chapter presents this end of the year review from the rank and file perspective. Looking holistically at the categories of worker compensation, social and racial justice, and community and workplace safety, Georgia College fails to make the grade.

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.

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.

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.

The Georgia Gwinnett College chapter of UCWGA has written an open letter to President Joseph and GGC cabinet members urging they reconsider the recent change in GGC-issued cell phone policy. We believe that the transition to “softphone” technology will be a detriment to employees and their ability to effectively communicate and engage with their students.  

Please read and sign our open letter here.

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: