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UCW-CWA Members Lobby for Better Labor Conditions in Higher Education

Last week, members of the United Campus Workers (UCW-CWA) engaged with legislators and government officials on ways to raise standards for higher education workers.

In South Carolina, members of UCW-CWA Local 3765 met with Acting United States Secretary of Labor Julie Su for a roundtable discussion on labor conditions in higher education. Bobbie Keitt, an Administrative Assistant at the University of South Carolina and UCW-CWA member, spoke with Secretary Su about the need for fair pay for campus workers and the importance of solidarity. Su expressed support for UCW-CWA’s mission and encouraged campus workers to continue organizing.

On January 30, members of the United Campus Workers of Georgia (UCW-CWA Local 3265) participated in Lobby Day at the Georgia state capitol. Members spoke directly with state legislators and also held a press conference to highlight their priorities. UCWGA-CWA members specifically emphasized pushing back against cuts to higher education funding, securing collective bargaining rights, and protecting academic freedom.

UCW Georgia Lobby Day 1 
UCW-CWA of Georgia members discussed their priorities with legislators (above) and held a press conference (below) during their Lobby Day at the Georgia State Capitol. 
UCW Georgia Lobby Day 2


UCW South Carolina Lobby Day 
Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su (top row, center) met with UCW-CWA of South Carolina members to discuss labor conditions in higher education.