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Dear UCWGA Members,

The past year has been truly transformative for our union. We have built an organization of over 400 members, spanning across the state of Georgia on 9 campuses. We have active campaigns to advance a vision of public higher education workplaces that work for everyone- fair wages, fair treatment, transparency, and working conditions that center student success.

We had a successful Fair Wage picnic on May 1, 2019, thanks to the UGA employees, artists, and to our gracious sponsors! We look forward to this becoming an annual event.

May 1, 2019  Building on years of prior work by the Economic Justice Coalition, efforts this year by United Campus Workers of Georgia and a coalition of community partners have resulted in real progress, as UGA President Gere Morehead announced a wage increase of about 2.8% for the institution’s lowest paid workers.

UCWGA fights for the freedom of speech for all university workers. We expect the University of Georgia to do the same. Read our letter to President Morehead signed by 126 faculty, staff, students, and community members.

https://flagpole.com/news/news-features/2018/09/26/even-after-compromise-uga-grad-students-say-insurance-spike-is-still-too-high

Courtney Balling had misgivings when she was considering leaving Vermont to enroll in the University of Georgia’s crop and soil graduate program. "I was warned against moving back to Georgia because we'd probably pay more for our health insurance or lose it,” she said. “That was the case."