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$3.6 billion. That’s the amount Georgia state agencies will cut from their budgets in the next fiscal year in response to COVID-19.

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Days without response from President Whitten since our March 29 memo: 11
Days since last Coronavirus update to the KSU response page: 25

We all remember the year 2016 as a wild one, not least because of the outcome of the election in November. Earlier that fall, however, a different drama was playing out in the USG. That spring, the US Department of Labor under President Obama had rolled out new guidelines requiring that all salaried employees earning less than $47K per year be eligible for “time and a half” for hours worked beyond the standard 40 per week. This more than doubled the out of date threshold of $23K that had been in place since 2004. This seemed like good news for thousands of USG employees.

We all remember the year 2016 as a wild one, not least because of the outcome of the election in November. Earlier that fall, however, a different drama was playing out in the USG. That spring, the US Department of Labor under President Obama had rolled out new guidelines requiring that all salaried employees earning less than $47K per year be eligible for “time and a half” for hours worked beyond the standard 40 per week. This more than doubled the out of date threshold of $23K that had been in place since 2004. This seemed like good news for thousands of USG employees.

Our chapter calls for increased equity and transparency

View the PDF of our March 29 memo here:

Labor Day Potluck & Picnic

Join the United Campus Workers of Georgia for a Labor Day Picnic!
Relax and hang out with your fellow workers as we enjoy some good food and fun!
We will be at the pavilion with hot dogs and veggie dogs on the grill. If you are able, bring a dish or drinks to share. This is a family friendly event with a great play area for children.

We are excited to announce our new UCWGA Steering Committee!
There were six nominees for the four vacant positions on the UCW GA Steering Committee, but two of them withdrew their names, leaving four. These members have thus been elected by acclamation: 


Alex Cummings, Georgia State
Terri Dunbar, Georgia Tech
Daren Fowler, Georgia State
Laurie McDowell, Kennesaw State

Alex, Terri, Daren, and Laurie will join our continuing Steering members:
Jennifer Leyting, UGA