Payday Report: Despite Lacking Collective Bargaining Rights, Tennessee Campus Workers Defeat Outsourcing in Major Victory for Public Sector Unions

By: Mike Elk November 1, 2017

Despite lacking collective bargaining rights, the United Campus Workers (UCW), an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have dealt a death blow to Republican Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam’s $300 million plan to outsource thousands of custodial, maintenance, and repair jobs throughout the University of Tennessee system.’

“It feels like we did the impossible, we won against the richest Governor in America,” says Edward McDaniel, a Knoxville locksmith whose job was saved. “It was a  major victory for the working class”.

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