DeVos attacks Title IX – UAW fights back

Speak out for survivors’ rights!

Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education has proposed changes to Title IX that if enacted would be a step backwards for survivor’s rights, and represent a direct attack on equality in education. The proposed changes include:

  • Narrowing the definition of sexual harassment so institutions must take action on only the most extreme cases;
  • Allowing schools to adopt unrealistically high standards of proof, lowering the likelihood that an accusation could be sustained; and
  • Allowing people accused of harassment to cross-examine their accuser, which can be hugely re-traumatizing for victims of harassment and assault.

Make your voice heard!

You have until MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 to submit comments expressing concern with the proposed rollback. Read the instructions here to submit a comment.

Our union will also be submitting comments. Click here if you would like to join our union’s committee to combat sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH), and if you have any questions about the proposed changes to Title IX, or need assistance submitting your comment, please contact us.

Solidarity to Los Angeles and Oakland Teachers

Since Monday teachers across Los Angeles have been striking for more funding for public education. Oakland teachers are also planning a strike vote to combat disinvestment from their schools. UAW 2865’s elected leadership voted at last week’s January Joint Council in Santa Barbara to support these teachers in their struggle for public education.

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The Trump shutdown is disrupting the work and lives of federally employed and funded researchers, including on UC campuses. In order to understand how the shutdown is impacting UAW members and what should be done, please fill out this form if your research has been impacted.

In solidarity,

UAW Local 2865