UCW Kentucky

We are building power for ALL campus workers in Kentucky.

We represent the interests of college and university employees across the entire state, including faculty, staff, healthcare workers, facilities workers, and graduate workers. Join the union now to win changes in higher education throughout the Commonwealth!
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This article was originally published the Lexington Herald-Leader November 12, 2020 06:54 PM, Updated November 12, 2020 07:32 PM

Close to 50 students, faculty and staff marched the concrete pathways of the University of Kentucky campus Thursday to protest for COVID-19-related hazard pay, greater teleworking flexibility and a meeting with UK President Eli Capilouto.

This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed on October , 2020.

Donald Moore has worked as a custodian at the University of Kentucky for nearly two decades. He likes the job and his coworkers.

“I love being there, servicing students,” he said. “Being of service to somebody else is the main focus of being there.”

But after 19 years, Moore still makes less than $15 an hour. He is 57.

This story originally appeared in the Kentucky Kernel.

UK's newest campus union, along with other campus and local groups, is concerned that the university's contractual obligations, not the best interests of the campus community, may be what's keeping campus open.