Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fact Sheet for SB 259 (Hancock), 2011

Purpose of Legislation:   Expand the right to choose collective bargaining to the 14,000 Research Assistants (Graduate Student Researchers) at the University of California, under the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) and maintain collective bargaining rights for those student employees who currently have them.

Background:  A majority of student employees employed by the University of California,

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Posted in Current Campaigns

Statewide Membership Meeting Minutes May 21st, 2011

Called to order by Cheryl Deutsch, President 2:17 pm

Opening statement read by Cheryl Deutsch

Call for quorum: quorum is reached. Official count from the sign-in sheet: 145 members present.

proposed ground rules: these are in accordance with Roberts Rules,

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Posted in Events, Meetings, Statewide Meetings

Opening Statement, Statewide Membership Meeting, 5/21/11

Remarks delivered by Cheryl Deutsch (President, UAW Local 2865)
Statewide Membership Meeting, 5/21/11

Welcome to everyone, this is a really exciting moment for our union and its fantastic to see so many members here today! It is truly inspiring to be part of the first statewide membership meeting in our local’s history to reach quorum!

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Posted in Events, Meetings, Statewide Meetings

Report from the Executive Board, May 15th 2011

The first official meeting of the newly elected Executive Board was held at UCLA on Sunday May 15th. All ten candidates from the Academic Workers for a Democratic Union (AWDU) slate were seated as E-board members in the aftermath of a historic election for UAW Local 2865. Below is a narrative summary of the meeting,

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Posted in Events, Meetings, Statewide Meetings

2011 Triennial Election: Report & Further Information

International Executive Board (IEB) response Re: Appeals concerning nominations and elections, 12/21/2011

Following our local’s triennial officer election in April-May 2011, there were a number of outstanding challenges related to the election that we were unable to resolve within our local. Two election protests were referred to the International Executive Board (IEB) of the UAW.

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Posted in Elections, Elections - Priority