UCW Kentucky

We are building power for ALL campus workers and public healthcare workers in Kentucky

United Campus Workers of Kentucky is the wall-to-wall campus and public healthcare employees union for the Commonwealth of Kentucky representing faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate workers. Together, we are fighting for public institutions that truly serve the public good.
You can register as a member online or contact us directly for a paper form.

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Originally published on the Lexington Herald-Leader on April 20, 2022 at 3:23 PM

Calling for higher pay and access to more comprehensive health care for graduate workers, members of the University of Kentucky union marched across campus on Wednesday afternoon.

This article was originally published on the Kentucky Kernel on Apr 20, 2022; Updated Apr 21, 2022

United Campus Workers of Kentucky (UCW) rallied across UK’s campus in support of graduate student workers Wednesday afternoon. The march ended in a petition with over 600 signatures being delivered to university president Eli Capilouto.

This article was originally published in The Kentucky Kernel on March 3rd, 2022. 

United Campus Workers for Kentucky hosted the Rally for Truth and Fairness at the Capitol Annex Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Feb. 23. 

This article was originally published in the Louisville Courier Journal on January 26th, 2022. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Demanding stricter safety precautions against COVID-19 and flexibility for remote work, over three dozen students, campus workers and faculty entered a University of Louisville Board of Trustees meeting Thursday to deliver a petition to school leaders.

This article was originally published by WFPL on January 26th, 2022. 

University of Louisville administration has sent a statement to faculty and staff clarifying its position on remote work options, following calls for the school to allow more flexibility during COVID-19 surges. 

This article orginally published on The Louisville Cardinal on January 11 2022.

U of L started the Spring semester in controversy this week, as the administration has received pushback for requiring faculty to teach in-person.

This article was originally published in the Curiour Journal on January 10 2022 and later published on Yahoo News on January 11 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville faculty, staff and students are in an uproar over the administration’s refusal to allow classes to be taught remotely. 

As the new semester began Monday, more than 500 professors, staff, students, parents and other community members have signed a petition to allow courses to be offered online.