COVID-19 has hit UNC’s graduate workers hard, turning what for many was already a precarious economic position into a pressing crisis. On Friday, April 10th, the Workers Union at UNC sent the Graduate School a letter expressing concern for the safety and financial security of our graduate workers, and asking the administration to take some … Continue reading Statement in Response to UNC Graduate School’s Email on “Ways to Stay Productive”
To sign this Letter please click on this link and fill out the Petition Form - you do not need to be affiliated with UNC to show your support. This form also includes an option to share testimonials about your experiences during this crisis. We, the rank-and-file members of the Workers’ Union at UNC, are … Continue reading Demands for Grad Workers & Solidary Statement for Campus Workers
After months of planning and negotiating, 1700 members of UE Locals 506 and 618 went on strike to preserve decent wages and working conditions at the GE Transportation locomotive plant. To learn more about their ongoing struggle see: https://www.ueunion.org/…/ue-locals-506-618-strike-for-the-… The organizing, dedication, bravery, and disciplined planning of rank and file blue collar workers demonstrated by … Continue reading UE150 Stands with Striking Workers in UE506 and UE618!
Last year, UNC announced the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, called “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina.” On the campaign’s website, University administrators claim they are “devoted to every life, every hardship and every breakthrough.” At the same time, some of the campus’ most vulnerable workers — who serve us food, clean … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Uphold the dignity of UNC campus workers
Many UNC workers, students and community members have decried the BOT and Chancellor Folt’s proposal to relocate Silent Sam with no thought for worker and student safety. Opponents of Silent Sam have asked faculty and TAs to withhold grading finals and assignments until certain demands are met. The Workers Union at UNC supports campus and … Continue reading Update Concerning Silent Sam Activism
We, the rank-and-file members of the Workers Union at UNC (UE 150) condemn the UNC Chapel Hill’s Honor Court’s decision against our union sister, Maya Little, for her act of non-violent protest against the white supremacist monument known as Silent Sam. Maya Little deserves no punishment. Her actions should not be charged as a violation, … Continue reading Workers Union at UNC (UE 150) Statement Condemning the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Honor Court Decision Against Our Sister, Maya Little
We, the rank-and-file members of UE 150 Workers Union at UNC, stand in solidarity with the AFL-CIO's Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and all farmworkers as they celebrate their victory in a case to strike down the North Carolina Farm Act of 2017, which violated … Continue reading Statement in Support of the AFL-CIO’s Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)