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The United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCWGA) Local 3265 considers the right of all workers to control health decisions about their bodies that do not affect other members of society to be sac

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.

This time, three years ago, the graduate committee of the UGA chapter held a meeting in which we decided to focus on the Special Institutional Fee (SIF). Due to the challenges associated with across-the-board stipend raises, we decided to focus on fees. Every student would benefit from the repeal of the SIF. Moreover, at $450 per semester, it was by far the largest fee at UGA. It was also the most egregious. The only real, universal service graduate students received from this fee was funding because the fee subsidized graduate student stipends and insurance.

In my 23 years of teaching freshmen composition at Kennesaw State University as a part-time faculty member, I have overcome so many slaps in the face by the Board of Regents (BoR) for the University System of Georgia (USG) as well as whoever is sitting in the governor’s seat at the time. Raises here, improved benefits there, but sadly, none of these job perks ever filter down to my level because the governor and the BoR see part-time faculty as less than worthy even though without us most state colleges and universities could not open their doors each semester.

Read the full report on how campus committees charged with implementing changes can mitigate the damage of these policy changes and protect academic freedom and tenure to the greatest extent possible.

Statement of GSU-Perimeter Issues:

We acknowledge the historic role that discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class have played in institutions of higher education, including Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College. We seek to serve as an advocate and ally for all higher education workers and students who have suffered the effects of these toxic policies and practices.

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. Sign on in support here

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.