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Organizing Update

United Campus Workers

Earlier this month, graduate student workers, staff, participating faculty, and undergraduate workers at Marquette University announced their decision to officially organize with CWA as members of United Campus Workers of Wisconsin. They are fighting for improved working conditions, including issues such as health care plans and increased stipends for graduate workers, and stable contracts for non-tenure-track faculty members.

On September 14, University of Colorado Boulder campus workers belonging to UCW Colorado (CWA Local 7799) staged a walkout to rally for better treatment of student workers, non-tenure-track faculty, and contracted staff. Workers asserted their demands for improvements, including cost of living adjustments, raises, and minimum guaranteed rates for classes taught by non-tenure-track faculty. While universities like CU Boulder rely heavily on the labor provided by these workers, they continue to fail to provide working conditions commensurate with the immense burden shouldered by their student workers, non-tenure-track faculty, and contracted staff.


More Organizing News

Workers at GE Appliances/Haier in Florida voted to join IUE-CWA Local 83712.

Customer service workers at Rove Pest Control voted to join CWA Local 7250.

Wall Street Journal Photo Editors voted to join CWA Local 1096 (IAPE).

Workers at Denver Urban Gardens won voluntary recognition to be represented by NewsGuild-CWA Local 37074 (Denver Newspaper Guild).

Producers, engineers, and artists of Snap Studios, the production company behind the award-winning radio program and podcast Snap Judgment and the chart-topping podcast Spooked, have formed Workers of Snap Studios as part of NABET-CWA Local 59051.