On behalf of our faculty union, we offer our solidarity to the UK university worker members of the University and College Union (UCU) who are currently on strike to protect their right to a fair pension and fair pay.
We are locked in arms in the collective fight against manufactured austerity and the corporatization of higher education.
Fair pay and benefits for university workers today and in the future are vital to maintaining the strength of quality, affordable public education. Our students deserve the very best education, our communities deserve thoughtful research and inspiring arts, and we all deserve equity, respect, and fair pay and benefits at work.
With our best wishes and support,
UW Faculty Forward Steering Committee Members
Eva Cherniavsky, Professor, English, UW Seattle
Rush Daniel, Interdisciplinary Writing Program, within the English Department
Christoph Giebel, Associate Professor, International Studies/History, UW Seattle
David Goldstein, Principal Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Amy Hagopian, Associate Professor, Health Services and Global Health, UW Seattle
Jim Liner, Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
Carrie Matthews, Senior Lecturer, English and Director of the Interdisciplinary Writing Program, UW Seattle
Charity Urbanski, Senior Lecturer, History, UW Seattle
Rob Wood, Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, UW Seattle