United Campus Workers

United Campus Workers is building a powerful voice for higher education employees across the South. We are united in a wall-to-wall union:  the staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate workers that make our colleges and universities work. By coming together, taking coordinated action, and standing up for one another, we've won major victories for ourselves, our coworkers, and our communities.

UCW has locals and chapters in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Join us in organizing a chapter of UCW on your campus!

Now more than ever, our UNITY is our strength. Let’s demonstrate our unity by coming together on March 31st (equal pay day!) to demand equity and fairness on our campuses in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond.
United Campus Workers, Tennessee’s Higher Education Union, is concerned with the health and safety of our members, their colleagues, and the students and public they serve during the developing COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to ensure campuses provide the most comprehensive safety and prevention measures, and prioritize fairness and equity for campus employees via open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay, paid leave or continued employment.
Guarantee pay for all employees, regardless of classification and/or EFT status, at current wages (including number of hours per week for hourly employees) in the event of a shutdown, self-quarantine, or exposure to COVID-19: Ensure that no employee loses earned sick or paid leave as a result of shutdown, self-quarantine, or exposure to COVID-19, Guarantee that all employees' health insurance policies cover in full the cost of testing for COVID-19 and treatment Allow all employees able to work from home or remotely to do so, and develop protocols to limit mandatory in-person work for employees whose job duties cannot be performed remotely, such as reducing building hours, Provide personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for all employees who cannot work remotely