IRVINE

CONTACT US
irvine@uaw2865.org | Ph. 510-549-3863 | Fax. 510-549-2514 | Facebook

We do not have an office! We organize our meetings and events in different locations across campus. Our Fall 2018 calendar with meeting dates and locations can be found here. We encourage anyone and everyone to get involved, regardless of your level of experience. We are a team who is learning how to organize and enforce our contract together! Contact us to get more involved!

MEET US
Unit Chair
Head Stewards
Advocacy and Contract Enforcement Team
Part-Time Organizing Coordinator
• Organizing Committee
UC Irvine Bargaining Team
Joint Labor Management Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Unit Chair
The Unit Chair is the leader of the Head Stewards and campus membership. They oversee grievances, and support Head Stewards in their various roles. This is an elected position.

Zayda Sorrell-Medina, Urban Planning and Public Policy 

Head Stewards
Head Stewards are the main representatives for their campus’ union. They are involved in organizing new membership, maintaining member participation, and working on contract enforcement. They are the main contacts for TA’s, readers, and tutors in their area of campus. They help coordinate the Advocacy and Contract Enforcement Team, and the Organizing Committee. This is an elected position.

• Zayda Sorrell-Medina — UNIT CHAIR
• Francisco Ilabaca — RECORDING SECRETARY
• Jessica Cabrera, Sociology
• Jeremiah Lawson, Sociology
• Kurt Horner, Economics
• Kevin Kadowaki, Logic and Philosophy of Science
• Chae Yoo, Informatics

Advocacy and Contract Enforcement Team
The Advocacy and Contract Enforcement Team are union members who volunteer their time to help case manage our workers’ issues and grievances. These positions are open to any union member. Please contact our unit chair, Zayda Sorrell-Medina about interest in working with this team.

• Jessica Cabrera, Sociology
• Eric Hahn, Visual Studies
• Luke Nambi Mohanam, Chemistry
• Kevin Kadowaki, Logic and Philosophy of Science
• Kurt Horner, Economics
• Siavash Zare, Civil Engineering
• Jeremiah Lawson, Sociology
• Kaylin Bourdon, Sociology
• Philip Nicolas Ahrend, Advanced Power and Energy

Part-Time Organizing Coordinator
The part-time organizing coordinator develops and executes recruitment goals to increase membership across UCI departments. They oversee the organizing committee, and coordinate and attend key activities that center around signing up new members. This is a hired position.

• Jessica Cabrera, Sociology

Organizing Committee
The Organizing Committee (OC) is a long list of union members who volunteer their time at organizing events, helping to recruit new members. They are not all listed here! The Organizing Committee typically meets about 3 times per quarter, and they volunteer at events centered around signing up workers in our community.

• Jeremiah Lawson, Sociology
• Payton Huse, Sociology

UC Irvine Bargaining Team
The Bargaining Team (BT) is involved in contract negotiations with the UC Office of the President at the expiration of each of our contract terms. Each UC campus has bargaining team members that represent their campus, as well as bargaining alternates that help to fill in when the main team members are unavailable.

• Kurt Horner
• Francisco Ilabaca
• Jessica Cabrera, Bargaining Alternate
• Zayda Sorrell-Medina, Bargaining Alternate
• Chae Yoo, Bargaining Alternate

Joint Labor Management Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
We won the right to form this committee in our new contract, which went into effect in August 2018. This committee has two or more representatives from each UC campus. The representatives are expected to offer feedback on Title IX Policy, and to meet with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and other Title IX representatives once per quarter in Oakland. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Jessica Cabrera.

• Jessica Cabrera