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Richmond, Va: Staff, faculty, and graduate student workers announce the formation of a chapter of United Campus Workers of Virginia, a wall-to-wall labor union, at Virginia Commonwealth Unive

UCWVA members continue to grieve the murders of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, Paul Andre Michels, and two more as yet unnamed victims in Atlanta. We stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and condemn all forms of anti-Asian and anti-AAPI racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.

A Statement of Support for Defund Charlottesville Police's demands regarding the events of Nov. 15/16th:

United Campus Workers of Virginia at UVA (UCWVA-UVA)              

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UVA HAS THE MONEY

United Campus Workers at UVA is releasing a document that analyzes UVA’s past and current finances and calls upon the university to support additional measures that benefit students, workers, and the Charlottesville community

For Immediate Release: 11/12/2020

United Campus Workers of Virginia at UVA (UCWVA-UVA)              

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Hospital Employees Begin to Unionize

United Campus Workers at UVA is surveying hospital workers to better understand hospital working conditions and concerns

On November 2, 2020, UCWVA-UVA held a training workshop for union members on how to systematically organize workplaces and departments at public colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. Members discussed essential organizing skills such as: charting your worksite, identifying organic leaders, and conducting systematic and effective recruitment.

UCWVA-UVA used its mutual aid fund to distribute N95 masks and carbon filters to UVA frontline workers this Saturday, October 17th. The action was made possible by enthusiastic community support for our GoFundMe, which has raised over $1700 since being launched last month.

We believe that UVa Library should immediately close all Library buildings both to the public and to workers and staff. It must do this in order to ensure the safety of all workers and users. The Library can follow the example of MIT, CUNY, and other universities in relying on virtual services, which it is well-equipped to do, during the duration of the pandemic.

On September 14, members of United Campus Workers of Virginia at UVA held its first organizing training for recruiting new members. The training outlines how to conduct a structured organizing conversation, and walks through how to have effective organizing conversations to recruit new members and build worker power at UVA.

- How do I gauge my coworkers' issues and concerns?
- How do I respond to common pushback against joining the union?
- How do we organize effectively over social media and digital communication?

Talk to your friends and coworkers, and organize!