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October 2018 Vacancy Election Results

We write to announce the results of the recent vacancy election for the statewide Executive Board positions of Northern Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Trustee. The vote totals were:

Northern Vice President

  • Gaelan Ash: 507
  • Marcelo Mendez: 220

Recording Secretary

  • Alli Carlisle: 481
  • Veronica Hamilton: 245


  • Andrew Y.

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Elections

Support the National Prison Strike

Dear Member,

In January, our union’s leadership voted to endorse a national prison labor strike.  Now, the Oakland Local of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) has requested that we stand in solidarity with another Prison Strike set to take place from August 21 through September 9.  

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Protests, Rallies, and other Actions, Solidarity

Ratification Vote reminder and position statements

As we hope you are aware, we currently have a vote underway on whether or not to ratify a Tentative Agreement that our bargaining team has reached with UCOP for our next contract. You can see the details of the agreement here.

A majority of the Bargaining Team voted to reach Tentative Agreement on this offer and to send it to membership for a vote.

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Posted in Current Campaigns

Ratification Straw Poll Results – August 17, 2018

Thank you to all the members statewide who participated in our Union’s straw poll on the UC administration’s final offer in contract negotiations. The majority of members statewide have communicated that they want the Bargaining Team to put UC’s final offer to a ratification vote. The results of the straw poll are the following:


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Posted in Bargaining, Current Campaigns, Solidarity

Notice of Contract Ratification Vote

Dear Member,

The Bargaining Team recently met to discuss next steps given member feedback in the straw poll, which indicated that the majority of over 2,000 participants want the bargaining team to put UC’s last, best, and final offer to a ratification vote. With a majority, but not unanimous,

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Posted in Current Campaigns

REMINDER: VOTE NOW – Straw Poll on UC’s Last, Best, and Final Offer

Dear Member,

Our union is nearing contract expiration, and with an offer from UC on the table, your elected bargaining team wants to hear from you about next steps! Yesterday we sent out an email with a straw poll so you can weigh in on whether you feel ready for a contract ratification vote on management’s “last,

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Posted in Bargaining, UCforALL