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October Monthly Membership Meeting Notes
- Intro to the Union
- Division of labor
- Elect Elections Committee
- Regents Protest
- Strategic Plan
Division of Labor:
We need to the help of all members to increase participation, turn out, and overall member numbers by doing walkthroughs and connecting with potential new members.
Duane, the unit chair, asks for current members to help these efforts by volunteering 1 hr every week or 2 weeks to help with walkthroughs and regents protest organizing.
Elect Elections Committee:
Tom was nominated to Election Committee to represent Davis unit. His nomination received unanimous support. AJ nominates himself as an alternative in the event Tom cannot fulfill duties. Majority votes to approve AJ as an alternate.
3 head stewards positions were/are currently open in Davis unit. Current Head stewards and unit chair express need/interest to fill these positions with new members.
Nov. 13-15th is the next meeting of the regents taking place at UCSF Mission Bay. We will be protesting the privatization of higher education and tuition increases.
There will be participation from undergraduate students, graduate students, and workers.
Transportation to UCSF will be provided for those wishing to participate. Sign up for a ride to the protest here: http://www.uaw2865.org/november/
The main goal of the strategic plan is to increase membership and membership participation ahead of contract negotiations.
In order to increase membership participation, we would like to create a stewards network, or simply a network of departmental contacts in order to be able to reach a broad spectrum of TAs/members.
There was also a suggestion about making monthly meetings more general in order to attract more members. Possible ideas include a topic series such as women’s needs or healthcare issues.
Other suggestions to make monthly union meetings more attractive to members: later meeting times and different settings (ex. Holding the meeting at a pub or patio bbq) so that the meetings are more social.
June Monthly membership meeting
Dear Davis 2865 Members,
This is a reminder that the June Monthly Membership meeting will be held Wednesday June 6th at 1:00 in Voorhes 126. We will be electing a member to the bylaws committee and discussing strategies for the upcoming contract negotiation.
Hope to see you there!
May monthly membership meeting 5/18
The May membership meeting will be held in Voorhies 126 on Friday May 18 at 4pm. Please come and participate in this important meeting. Please find the proposed agenda below.
• Old Business
• Report from Unit Chair
• End of year Strategies for membership outreach
• Summer Strategies for organizing
• Vacant positions to be filled
• Reorganization of the stewards
• June Meeting
We will also be electing a member to the bylaws committee for the Davis unit. This position is extremely important to the functioning and future of the union. Please come to the Monthly membership meeting to have your say in who will represent Davis on the bylaws committee.
If there are agenda items that you would like to add or amend please contact the Recording Secretary at nmperroneATuaw2865.org.
Rally to support the Davis Dozen!
Over the course of three months, student and faculty demonstrators blockaded the business of the US Bank branch on campus to protest the substitution of private contracts for public funding of the University of California and the direct relationship between bank-subsidized student loans and tuition hikes. This daily action eventually caused the cancellation of the bank’s contract with UC Davis- a small but definite victory against the inordinate cost of ostensibly ‘public’ education, massive student loan debt, and the continuing privatization of the university.
In the aftermath of this success, twelve bank blockaders received letters from the Yolo County District Attorney ordering them to appear on over 20 counts of misdemeanor charges. Demonstrators at UC Berkeley received similar letters four months after the November 9th demonstrations, where police officers beat students for protesting the state of public education.
This pattern of retroactive repression is the administration’s newest tool to avoid the backlash and negative media attention that followed the infamous pepper spray incident of November 18th. This approach seeks not only to punish specific demonstrators but also to send a clear message to all university students: If you protest, we will prosecute; speak out and you will be silenced.
We will not be intimidated! Let’s rally on the quad Thursday April 5th, 2012 at 2pm in solidarity with the Davis Dozen and to celebrate the closure of US Bank at UCD!