Monthly Archives: February 2014

Critical Perspectives on UAW Defeat at VW Plant

This is a list of articles from a variety of critical perspectives on the UAW defeat at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

For a critique of Bob King’s theory of labor-management cooperation, see:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/02/14/united-auto-workers-lose-historic-election-at-chattanooga-volkswagen-plant/

Labor Left critiques on union democracy grounds + UAW concessionary contracts:
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/after_uaw_defeat_at_volkswagen_in_tennessee_theories_abound

http://lawcha.org/wordpress/2014/02/16/uaw-lost-can-done-history-lessons/

Labor Left critiques on organizing strategy grounds:
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/02/tennessee-car-sick-blues/

http://thesouthlawn.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/how-the-uaw-lost-chattanooga/

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/02/after-chattanooga/

https://talkingunion.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/volkswagen-workers-vote-on-union-works-council-scheme/

Critique of role of Republicans,

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Davis Faculty Association supports UAW Contract Campaign

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UC Student Workers Union presents demands at bargaining session – The Aggie

UC Student Workers Union presents demands at bargaining session
The Aggie
Since the previously scheduled bargaining session was cancelled by UC Management, the UC Student Workers Union (UAW Local 2865) at Davis has anticipated having another opportunity to be heard. UAW 2865 represents over 12,000 academic student 

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Bargaining update from UC Davis, 2/10-2/11

Dear UAW 2865 Members,

Last week our bargaining team met with UC management on February 10th and 11th at UC Davis for a two day bargaining session. Over 120 graduate students, faculty, undergraduate students, UC workers, and community members came to the bargaining room to show their support for a better UC throughout both days.

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Letter to the Editor: Regarding Class Sizes – The California Aggie

Letter to the Editor: Regarding Class Sizes
The California Aggie
As a professor at UC Davis, I have witnessed over the years the saga of UC budget cuts, tuition hikes and increased pressures on departments to teach larger numbers of students.

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Feb. 2014 Vacancy Elections

Congratulations to the following members, who were elected as Head Stewards by acclamation:

Berkeley
Jonathan Smucker (Sociology)
Krista Cortes
Elise Youn (Geography)
Paul M. Bissember (Latin American Studies)
Christopher Patrick Miller (English)
Mar Velez (Planning and Public Health)

Irvine
Coral Wheeler (Physics and Astronomy)
Kelsey Collier (Physics and Astronomy)

UCLA
Melissa Whitley (Gender Studies)

San Diego
Kevan Aguilar (Lating American Studies)
Linh Nguyen (Ethnic Studies)

Santa Barbara
Rachel Levinson-Emley (English)

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