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UCLA Student Workers Guaranteed Compensation When Working as Substitute Instructors

For years TAs, Tutors, and Readers who substitute their fellow student workers and professors while they are on leave have been under-compensated or not compensated at all for their work. In the past, departments have routinely requested that student workers “volunteer” to substitute for their fellow workers and professors on short and long-term leaves,

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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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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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UAW Letter to President Napolitano

The UAW Joint Council writes to UC President Napolitano to voice strong opposition to the proposed adoption of the State Department definition of anti-semitism by the UC Regents.  We write to ask that she withdraw her personal support for its adoption and ensure that it does not end up on the agenda for the July Regents Meeting in San Francisco.  

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