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Workers Against the University! Picket and Delegation, Thursday

With an escalating pattern of intimidation and failure to settle on a contract that provides living wages, safe working conditions, and equal access and opportunities for all its workers, the […]

Posted in Bargaining, Irvine, Uncategorized

Rally for the Contract, Tuesday, June 3rd

TAs, Readers, and Tutors have gone without a contract, without a pay increase, and without improvements to our working conditions since Fall 2012. Come join us this Tuesday at noon […]

Posted in Bargaining, Irvine, Uncategorized

“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

Information about November 5th Contract Expiration

Q. The contract for TAs, GSIs, Tutors, and Readers expired November 5, 2013. Will we have big problems because we don’t have a contract?

A. No. U.S. Labor law, including California’s Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Law (“HEERA”) requires that even though the contract has expired, wages, hours, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment,

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Strike Authorization Vote Information

The Union will be holding a strike authorization vote from October 31st to November 6th. The specific dates vary by campus.

For polling dates, times, and locations, go here.
For a sample ballot, go here.
For more information on the strike authorization,

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Posted in Bargaining, Current Campaigns, Elections, Elections - Priority

Strike Authorization Vote FAQ

Q: How was the decision to hold a strike authorization vote made?

Members of our union, the UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865), which represents over 13,000 frontline educators at the University of California, will be voting to authorize the elected leadership of our union to call a strike should circumstances merit,

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Posted in Bargaining, Elections, X