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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

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

Position Title: Field Organizer.     Location: Atlanta, Georgia.      Start Date: Oct 1, 2020

"United Campus Workers of Georgia brings together the voices of the University System of Georgia’s diverse workforce to address critical issues we all face. Our mission is to champion the interests and well being of all University workers in order to build and sustain equity, solidarity, and a common good for our University communities, the state of Georgia, and the world at large”

The following essay by UCWGA member David Nickel appeared in the August 27 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Eduction.     

With the fall semester set to resume on August 20, UGA’s reopening plans are still inadequate and ultimately imperil students, workers, the Athens community, and citizens of Georgia. On Monday August 17, UGA graduate student workers, staff, and faculty from the United Campus Workers of Georgia assembled in front of the Arch (masked and socially distanced) protesting UGA’s plans that prioritize profits over people, the dangerous campus conditions, and demanding safer reopening conditions with no layoffs. 

This evening our chapter sent out a press release related to the 24 recent layoffs announced on our campus calling for a reversal of the decision. In addition, we published two short videos that condense our argument:

Bitten By Whitten, KSU Lays Off 24 Workers from UCWGA KSU on Vimeo.

For immediate release, August 21, 2020

UGA recently held a webinar to address questions the campus community had about plans to reopen. The moderator selected a handful of these questions to present to the panelists. UCWGA put out a call, asking people to forward a copy of the questions they submitted for the webinar. Below is a list of the questions people sent us that were not addressed in the webinar. For a list of questions that were addressed, see the bottom of this document.