Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bargaining Update 10

Union Updates!

The last few weeks have been busy for the union. Here are some of the highlights!:

– Thousands of members across the state came together in a powerful sympathy strike in support of AFSCME 3299’s protest against intimidation. Here’s a letter of gratitude from AFSCME 3299.

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Posted in Current Campaigns

Ask Chancellor Drake and Executive Vice Chancellor Gillman to Pledge Support for an Accessible University

Last week, union members and student supporters formed a delegation to deliver a letter to Chancellor Michael Drake, Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham, and Executive Vice Chancellor Provost Howard Gillman, asking […]

Posted in Irvine, Uncategorized

Letter to Chancellor Drake, Vice Chancellor Parham, and Executive Vice Chancellor Provost Gillman

Dear Chancellor Drake, As you are aware, UAW 2865, the UC Student-Workers Union, which represents over 12,000 academic student employees across the state, is currently negotiating its contract with University […]

Posted in Irvine, Uncategorized

At Some Other Berkeley: the student-worker struggles Wiseman’s film refuses to see

On Wiseman’s film At Berkeley, from a UAW 2865 activist:

“The four-hour documentary is a celebration of the intellectual environment (and aesthetic beauty) of the Berkeley campus, showcasing star instructors teaching classes in a variety of fields to bright and engaged undergraduates. These scenes,

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Posted in Current Campaigns

To NYU Grad Student-Workers: we wish you victory in your upcoming union recognition election!

Dear Comrades at GSOC-UAW 2110,

We are activists and officers with UAW Local 2865, representing more than 12,000 graduate student teachers, readers and tutors across the University of California system. We are deeply inspired by your recent agreement with the NYU administration, in which you won recognition of the democratic right to choose union representation,

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Posted in Solidarity

Solidarity Statement on Racial Violence at SJSU

November 25, 2013

We are graduate student employees at the University of California, organized in the Anti-Oppression-Committee of the UAW2865 union. We are deeply saddened by the racial violence at San Jose State University committed by three white students against their black suitemate over a period of several weeks.

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Solidarity