Monthly Archives: April 2012

March 5: Occupy the Capitol with your union!

Occupy The CapitalAs part of the ReFund California coalition, UAW Local 2865 will be part of the actions happening March 5. Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and workers will flood into Sacramento. For more details, visit the event page: http://www.uaw2865.org/event/march-5/

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$9 billion and Sacramento still can’t find funding for higher education?

Dear UAW 2865 members,

New tax initiatives this year could provide revenue to reverse tuition hikes and change the direction our state is headed. But as we write to you, Gov. Brown and UC President Yudof are in back room talks about a state budget deal that could increase our tuition again.

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Support fellow UAW members facing political repression

UAW 2865 has taken a lead role this year in defending public education in California, fighting back against proposed tuition hikes, austerity measures, decreased accessibility, and the increased privatization of our campuses. But some of our victories have come at a cost.

From the horrific pepper spraying at UC Davis and the use of less-than-lethal ammunition against students at UC Riverside,

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Resolution in Support of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, 4/21/12

Resolution in Support of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, 4/21/12

Whereas, the domestic worker industry is riddled with abuse, mistreatment, and labor violations;

Whereas, domestic workers labor for family’s other than their own, including cleaning, shopping, cooking, caring for the sick and elderly, and caring for children;

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March 1: National Day of Action for Education

UAW Local 2865 knows that our working conditions are inextricably linked to the state of education in California and the US. This spring we’re proud to partner with broad coalitions calling for action to keep the pressure on our elected officials. We are part of the upcoming March 1 actions. 

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Support request: prevent financial aid cuts to unionized student workers at the CSU’s

The leaders and other members of UAW Local 2865, representing student workers at the University of California campuses, would like to let you know about a threat to graduate student financial aid at the California State University (CSU) campuses.

In solidarity and because we don’t want to see any kinds of cuts to state aid for any public university students,

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