Statement of Support for the United Graduate Workers of UNM

We, the Albuquerque Democratic Socialists of America, unequivocally endorse and support the United Graduate Workers of the University of New Mexico and their campaign for union recognition as members of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America.

To quote the preamble of the Industrial Workers of the World’s constitution: 

    “It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially, we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.”

We believe that the University of New Mexico is acting in bad faith by refusing to recognize this new union. In exploiting students and disrespecting their labor, the UNM Administration has provided a glaring example of the rot infesting our economy and our education system. We demand that the United Graduate Workers of the University of New Mexico be afforded the justice and dignity they deserve as soon as possible – substantial recognition which includes fair, good faith bargaining in all future proceedings. 

If you agree that they deserve better, please sign the United Graduate Worker’s petition demanding that the UNM Administration recognize their union.

For more information about the United Graduate workers of UNM, please see their website here: