Monthly Archives: April 2014

Damon Frick Fund

Damon Frick Fund Many of you may have heard the tragic news of Damon Frick, a UC Berkeley custodian, community member, and AFSCME member, who passed away last week due […]

Posted in Irvine, Uncategorized


Class Size and Class Struggle: Organizing Lessons from the UCSC Strike – Bay Area Indymedia


Bay Area Indymedia

Class Size and Class Struggle: Organizing Lessons from the UCSC Strike
Bay Area Indymedia
This confirms for those of us involved in UAW 2865 – the student-workers union which represents 13,000 teaching assistants, readers, and tutors across the UC system – that we aren't just a student movement crossing over into labor politics. We are a

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Posted in In the Press


“Graduate Students of the World, Unite!”

“Graduate Students of the World, Unite!” “The 12,000 instructors represented by Local 2865 are a crucial part of America’s academic workforce. They’re responsible for up to hundreds of students at […]

Posted in Bargaining, Irvine, Uncategorized


Graduate students of the world, unite! – Al Jazeera America

Graduate students of the world, unite!
Al Jazeera America
It wasn't the American Association of University Professors — the left-leaning professors' union — or a chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, representing service workers; it was United Auto Workers Local 2865.

Posted in In the Press


UAW Workers strike hits UC campuses – The Aggie


The Aggie

UAW Workers strike hits UC campuses
The Aggie
Members of the UC Student Workers Union (UAW 2865) struck statewide at University of California (UC) campuses on April 2 and April 3 to protest some of the system's alleged unfair labor practices. Davis strikers took their protest to the corner of

Posted in In the Press


“Do not let blue skies and the proximity of the beach distract from the precarious conditions that many in our orbit, on campus and off, live.”

Last week, Dr. Jeanne Scheper, an Associate Professor at UC Irvine and former UAW 2865 steward, gave a brilliant speech on the picket lines in support of striking student workers. […]

Posted in Irvine, Uncategorized


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