UT Martin

Welcome to the UT Martin chapter of UCW-CWA. We represent the staff and faculty of UTM on campus and in Nashville at the State Legislature! Check in at this page for updates on the work of our chapter as well as important notices about upcoming union events. The Martin chapter meets at the IBEW union hall (402 Jackson Street, Martin, TN, 38237) on the second Thursday of every month starting at 5:15pm.

Contact UCW-CWA Executive Board Member-At-Large Tim Hacker for additional information: thacker AT utm.edu

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Upcoming UCW-CWA Events:

Rally for Jobs and Education: Friday, February 19th starting at Knoxville campus. Contact Organizer Tom Smith at 1-877-CWA-3865 for information about travel
Chapter Meeting: Thursday, March 11, 2010
UCW-CWA Grassroots Lobby Day: Tuesday, March 16th at the state Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.

UT Martin Rescinds Illegal Anti-union Work Rules After UCW Complaint

An email sent Wednesday, February 17, 2010 titled “Urgent That You Use Current UT Personnel Policies” from Vice Chancellor Al Hooten and Human Resources Director Phil Bright rescinded all printed personnel policies and work rules, and directed supervisors to only use those policies and procedures found on the UT website. Copies of the email are being distributed to all UTM Housing employees. This email comes a week after representatives from United Campus Workers – Communications Workers of America, Tennessee’s higher education union, which represents over 1,000 UT and TBR employees across the state, met with State Representative Mike Turner to discuss measures that would eliminate illegal anti-union work rules which had been distributed to employees in the UTM Department of Housing.