Workers Union Statement on UNC-Chapel Hill Declaring Condition 2 in response to Hurricane Florence

On September 10, 2018, in light of Hurricane Florence’s threat to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, the University determined that it would move to Condition 2 starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 12th and remain in Condition 2 through Sunday, September 16th. While the University encouraged “all students...to leave the Chapel Hill area,” in order to … Continue reading Workers Union Statement on UNC-Chapel Hill Declaring Condition 2 in response to Hurricane Florence

Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions Resolution in support of Maya Little, against Confederate statues, and in solidarity with Southern labor movements

Generations of anti-racist activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have called on campus administrators to remove the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam. The statue was funded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization that lauded confederate soldiers as “the real Klu Klux Klan.” In the statue’s 1913 … Continue reading Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions Resolution in support of Maya Little, against Confederate statues, and in solidarity with Southern labor movements

Workers Union at UNC Letter of Solidarity with Art and Art History

The Workers Union at UNC, UE Local 150 stands in solidarity with the staff and students of UNC’s Art and Art History Department who are protesting the university’s inadequate and neglectful treatment of faculty, graduate workers, and students.     The Art Department has been hit especially hard in recent years by UNC’s increasingly neoliberal … Continue reading Workers Union at UNC Letter of Solidarity with Art and Art History

UE CONDEMNS TRUMPS TOLERANCE FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Statement of UE Officers: UE CONDEMNS TRUMPS TOLERANCE FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE White supremacists and neo-Nazi organizers emboldened by Trump’s presidency see the Trump era as their time and Trump has done absolutely nothing to discourage them. UE condemns the attack on Charlottesville VA and promises to continue organizing in our workplaces … Continue reading UE CONDEMNS TRUMPS TOLERANCE FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Worker’s Rights Teach In Featured at the Daily Tar Heel

Last spring Respect for All Tar Heels hosted a Teach In on Worker's Rights at the University, featuring Angaza Laughinghouse, co-chairperson of the UE 150 political action committee, and Mike Dimpfl, who spoke about his research at UNC surrounding UNC housekeepers and the University's efforts to invisibilize and devalue their work. The Daily Tar Heel covered … Continue reading Worker’s Rights Teach In Featured at the Daily Tar Heel