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About the Union

UAW Local 2865 is the Union representing over 12,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Readers, Tutors, TAs, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California.

The Union gives us the right and power to bargain with the University of California over salary, benefits, workload, grievance procedures, fair hiring processes and other issues, allowing us to have a real say in our lives as academic student employees.

The Union works through the participation of its members. Contact your local campus office to find out how you can get involved!

Here’s links to lots of information to help you find out about what our Union is, how it’s organized, some history, and how you can get involved.

Current UAW Contract  – These are the rules that govern working conditions for Academic Student Employees in the job categories specified in Article 1 of the contract. If issues arise where you’re asked to work in a way that’s different from the conditions of the contract, you can contact the Statewide or your Campus unit office for options to address the situation.

Union Structure – How the union is organized & Bylaws.

Elected Officers

Elections & Election Reports

Meetings and Meeting Reports






Who We Are

We are UAW 2865, the union of over 13,000 student-workers across the University of California system, including TAs, GSIs, Readers, and both undergraduate and graduate tutors.

Click here if you are interested in joining our ranks. Also keep up to date with our current contract campaign.

WE WON! Read about the vote for our Contract Ratification!

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