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UCWGA is hiring for a full time local organizer position in Atlanta. Are you interested in helping to grow and sustain UCWGA?

UCWGA is proud to announce its support for House Bill 1576, which if enacted, would provide pub

After over thirty years without a cost of living adjustment, full-time University System of Georgia (USG) employees expect to see a significant increase in their paychecks as early as their April payday. Georgia legislators have included five thousand dollar salary raises for all full-time state employees, including benefitted USG employees.

Are you a new member or thinking about joining the union? Come to one of our UCW 101 info sessions. Register here: https://bit.ly/101UCW. Bring a friend!

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!

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 COVID-19 testing available for the entire campus community. We also demand no layoffs, hazard pay for essential employees, and greater transparency and communication from the UNG administration.

Please read and sign our open letter here.

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. 

Our chapter published and distributed another press release today on the developing story of the 24 workers RIF'd (laid off) last month. 

Additionally, we published a thread of tweets explaining the problem and providing some of the data we've collected on why these layoffs were cruel, unnecessary, procedurally fraught, and potentially discriminatory.

The following guest post was written by a worker on our campus.