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Sign our #ActFastUVA Petition!


As a union, we appreciate and exercise the power of solidarity:  the idea that we advocate and fight with and for our friends, for our loved ones, and for those who are total strangers. We do this because the injustice, exploitation, and discrimination we experience is something we can only overcome as a community which cares for and protects each other. Whether you are a professor, a facilities worker, a student, a bus driver, etc. you provide value and are necessary for this university to function. However, the strength of solidarity is not only in numbers or conviction, but also in openness. Our solidarity must be celebrated and displayed for all to see and feel. To this end, we add and join the calls to…

a)       Support the goals of YDSA at UVA “Demand a Student and Worker COVID response from UVA” campaign

b)      Support the goals of the #6AsksUVA “The Petition for Emergency COVID-19 Support for UVA Graduate Workers” campaign

c)       Support the goals of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) “The Reiteration of Historic, Yet Unmet, Demands” campaign

d)      Support the goals and campaigns of Black Lives Matter - CharlottesvilleDefund CPD, and UVA Beyond Policing

e)       Support local organizations and campaigns that seek to protect workers and students at UVA and in Charlottesville

f)       Support efforts at other colleges and universities to unionize and protect students and employees; we demand that the University of Virginia's current administration express public support for expanding collective bargaining rights to University employees

g)      Support fellow workers in Virginia, the United States, and across the world