About Us

We are the union for staff and faculty, graduate employees, and lecturers at public colleges and universities in Tennessee, with members across the state at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee State University, East Tennessee State University, Pellissippi State Community College, Tennessee Tech, Southwest Community College, UT Martin, the University of Memphis, and UT Health Science Center in Memphis.

UCW-CWA’s mission is to advance and defend the interests of all Tennessee higher education staff and faculty, as well as promoting solidarity, democracy, and advancing social and economic justice in our workplace and in our communities. Join us. We can make a difference!

Click HERE for UCW-CWA's by-laws.

Click HERE for a listing of UCW-CWA's elected leadership.

Learn more about UCW-CWA’s history and our past victories


Betty Lou Newcomb, UCW member at UTK, speaks at the "Support Tennessee's Economy- Save Higher Education!" campaign kickoff rally in October 2008.