United Campus Workers of Georgia
Our universities, colleges, and higher education systems, like all our public services, should be bedrock democratic institutions in our communities. These institutions are threatened by an economic and political consensus that prioritizes profits before people, and by an agenda that would privatize all public services. This agenda sees workers as just another cost, and diplomas as just another commodity. It is a vision that has led to underfunding, layoffs, and privatization, and it is winning out. But we know that without campus workers, our campuses don’t work—and ours is a different vision. We see our higher education system as important community and statewide institutions that should model the best democratic values and provide powerful education to all those who want it for the betterment of our communities and our state. We believe that at the heart of this vision is a commitment to the dignity and rights of those who make our institutions work, and those who seek to learn--regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their gender identity, differing abilities, or their sexual orientation, or where they come from. We know this is something worth fighting for today and for the long haul.