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CBS 42: Faculty at Jacksonville State University unionizes, joining Auburn and Alabama chapters

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In this article in CBS 42, Emery Akin interviews UCWAL members Lance Ingwersen, Teresa Reed, and Sarah Donley about going public as a chapter of UCWAL at Jacksonville State University. Some of the issues at JSU mentioned in the article are hourly wages as low as $8.25 for student workers, and per-course wages as low as $2000 for adjunct instructors, well below the national average of $3500 per course. 

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In this piece of continuing coverage, Akin interviews UCWAL member Otis Williams about organizing at Auburn and pushing for more workplace protections for lab workers.

Being a part of the union gives me the knowledge that if something were to go wrong for me or if something were to go wrong for someone else, there is an entire network of people who have my back and who are by my side to support me.

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