Knoxville, TN- United Campus Workers- Communications Workers of America 3865, Tennessee’s Higher Education Union, has voted to endorse community and labor activist David Hayes for Knoxville City Council At-Large Seat B.
The UCW-CWA 3865 is the union for staff and faculty, graduate employees, and lecturers at public colleges and universities in Tennessee. They have over 2,000 members on 22 campuses across the state, including the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Pellissippi State Community College . Their mission is to advance and defend the interests of all Tennessee higher education staff and faculty, and to promote solidarity, democracy, and social and economic justice in the workplace and in our communities.
Ed McDaniel, President of UCW-CWA 3865, noted, “As a member and president of UCW it is an honor to endorse David Hayes. I fully support and believe in David and his values. His continual support for a strong working class aligns with our union values. Standing with David is taking a stand for all of us hardworking people.”
David Hayes commented, “Universities and colleges are valuable institutions to our communities and some of our biggest employers. It’s imperative that we support campus workers and ensure all educators, staff, and graduate employees have a workplace that is beneficial for them and for students. Worker power and unions are an essential element to any successful workplace, and I encourage the new leadership of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to support and work with United Campus Workers.
The Vote David Hayes Campaign is a proud advocate of unions, and a strong, local, democratic economy.
President, UCW-CWA Local 3865