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Solidarity Statement on Racial Violence at SJSU

November 25, 2013

We are graduate student employees at the University of California, organized in the Anti-Oppression-Committee of the UAW2865 union. We are deeply saddened by the racial violence at San Jose State University committed by three white students against their black suitemate over a period of several weeks.

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Solidarity

Support LGBT Students and Workers! Sign the Petition and Make a Quick Call!

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This Friday, October 11, is National Coming Out day! And October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) history month. As many of you know, in addition to our other important demands (wage increases! affordable healthcare for our children! reduced class sizes!) in contract bargaining the union’s negotiating team has put forward a series of anti-discrimination demands.

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Bargaining

Support Equal Academic and Professional Opportunity for Undocumented Graduate Students!

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In an effort to expedite and further comprehensive immigration reform efforts, UAW 2865, the Union for Teaching Assistants, Tutors and Readers at the University of California, is fighting for equal academic and professional opportunities for undocumented students. UAW 2865 recognizes that the University of California has previously supported undocumented students by encouraging undocumented students to pursue a higher education.

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Bargaining, Campus Units, Current Campaigns

Statement of Solidarity with CUNY Students Attacked and Arrested in Peaceful Protests against David Petraeus

As student-workers at the University of California, we are outraged at the violent and unprovoked actions by the NYPD against CUNY students peacefully protesting the appointment of war criminal David Petraeus as a lecturer at the Macaulay Honors College on September 18. We stand in solidarity with our fellow students and workers from CUNY who,

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, In the Press, Solidarity

UAW2865 Demands More All-Gender Restrooms at the University of California

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT), gender non-conforming and queer-identified students and workers face discrimination at the University of California every day due to the lack of a sufficient number of all-gender restrooms on every UC campus. People who vary in gender/sexuality—trans* people, trans-masculine and trans-feminine people, intersex people, two-spirit people,

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Bargaining, Berkeley, Campus Units, Current Campaigns, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

Student-parents: sign a petition for full dependent healthcare and childcare

Are you a student-parent or the family member of a student-parent? Sign onto this petition to support UAW’s demand that UC lift the cap on childcare reimbursement and provide full dependent healthcare. It’s time for UC to support families.

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Posted in Anti Oppression Committee, Current Campaigns