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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

On May 1st, UCW joins a coalition of community groups, unions in solidarity with Cooperation Jackson’s Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World”. We will caravan to critical sites in the city where this crisis is unfolding to express support and raise demands of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.  We demand state funding for essential needs and benefits for essential workers and people:

Board of Regents Betrays Graduate Workers Again

On March 12th, 2020, the University of Georgia responded to COVID-19 by suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks as workers implemented “business continuity plans” and prepared for the shift to online learning. Following Governor Brian Kemp’s order that all state employees work from home, UGA faculty, including graduate teaching assistants, temporarily suspended instruction and some staff began to work from home.

The UGA chapter of UCWGA is a proud member of Athens Mutual Aid Network (AMAN) a
coalition of Athens organizations and community members coming together to supporting the
most vulnerable members of Athens in the COVID-19 epidemic. AMAN’s stated goals are to
“connect people with ongoing relief efforts, collect and distribute accurate information to our
community, and advocate for critical policy actions to address unmet needs.” UCWGA stands
alongside eleven other local organizations including Athens for Everyone, Athens Immigrant

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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.

UCWGA members hold signs during Virtual Day of ActionWith the announcement that the University System of Georgia was shifting to online instruction to better protect our communities against COVID-19, UCWGA acted swiftly to make sure that all USG campuses were taking equitable measures in regards to rights, pay, and safety precautions for all employees.