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Workers at Georgia Southwestern recently delivered an open letter to President Weaver and Provost Smith urging them to advocate for a USG mask mandate and to model responsible mask wearing behavior

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA JOB CUTS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BLACK EMPLOYEES, SERVICE AND CLERICAL WORKERS AND PART-TIME FACULTY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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

In October 2020, the UCWGA-KSU chapter began raising money to help support the immediate needs of our coworkers who had been impacted by KSU’s layoffs. In April 2021 we broadened the purpose of this fund. We continue to raise money to support laid off and furloughed workers and have opened the fund to ALL KSU workers experiencing urgent financial needs.  

If we’ve learned nothing else this past year, it’s that the virus doesn’t care about our wishes and expectations. Even now, as Americans begin to relax due to the availability of the vaccines in the USA, the global pandemic is far from over. Dangerous and unpredictable new variants keep emerging, and could easily find their way into local communities in the USA. Fortunately, the vaccines seem to be effective against the new strains so far, but there are no guarantees that this won’t change.

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.