Monthly Archives: September 2016

UPDATE: UCLA Health Coverage Lapse

We wish to update you on our ongoing fight to restore health coverage as guaranteed under Articles 11, 13, and 14 of our contract. We have identified nine departments where TAs, tutors, and readers have been affected.

First the good news: the Ashe Center has agreed to apprise students of their previously-unpublicized policy,

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Update Re Health Coverage Lapse at UCLA

Dear Members,

The Union is continuing our work to restore health-care coverage to all academic student-workers. Following a meeting with John Bollard, Chief of Administrative Services at the Ashe Center, we have obtained some information that will allow members to obtain access to healthcare from the Ashe Center immediately,

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October Vacancy Elections

Dear UAW 2865 Members:

Locals are holding vacancy elections on Tuesday, October 25th to fill Joint Council positions. Please read on for information about the elections and instructions on how to accept nomination if you are interested in running for one of these positions.

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An Update: UAW Local 5810’s Contract Bargaining

As you may know, UAW Local 5810, the union for 6,500 postdocs across UC, is currently in bargaining for a new contract with UC management. 5810’s overall goal is to make progress toward building a research enterprise that truly reflects postdocs’ best and brightest scientific minds and likewise impacts UC’s ability to recruit and retain talented scholars from around the world,

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Lapse of Health Coverage for UCLA Student-Workers

Dear Los Angeles Members,

There is an urgent situation regarding UCLA student-workers’ health care coverage. We have heard from members in four departments that their registration and/or tuition fees have not been paid by the university on time. This late payment has resulted in student-workers being unable to pick up their prescriptions at the Ashe Center or to make doctor’s appointments.

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Endorsement of Sept 9th Strike Call and Prison Organizing

UAW 2865 Endorsement of Sept 9th Strike Call and Prison Organizing

Passed September 3, 2016

Whereas prisoners across the country commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising and are organizing to end prison slavery and mass incarceration, including 800+ prisoner members of the Industrial Workers of the World’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC),

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