Inviting All Unionists to Statewide Bargaining Convention, Nov. 18 at UC Santa Barbara

What: UC Student Workers’ Union Statewide Bargaining Convention

When: Saturday, November 18, 9am-4pm

Where: UC Santa Barbara campus, GSA Lounge (map)

How: RSVP by November 8 here (we’ll organize your travel, stay, and food!)

Dear Unionists,

As you likely know, our union is in the midst of preparing to bargain our next contract, which expires in June 2018. We hope to make this our strongest contract yet, and to do that, we will need your help! Many of you have already weighed in through our bargaining survey about which demands you’d like to prioritize–we encourage those who haven’t filled the survey out yet to do so soon.

We’re now reaching out to invite you to our statewide membership meeting and bargaining convention on Saturday, November 18 from 9am to 4pm at UC Santa Barbara, at the GSA Lounge. We will use this meeting to share skills and strategize our upcoming bargaining campaign as a statewide union; review bargaining survey responses and determine our collective contract demand priorities (to be ratified by members across the state in December); and begin organizing for the formal launch of our contract campaign this January at UC Merced. We encourage members from all over the state join us, meet each other, and participate in this important process!

The union is organizing food, housing, and travel logistics to make it as simple as possible for folks to join us for this key event. If you’re interested in attending, please let us know by filling out this form by 5pm on Wednesday, November 8. We’ll follow up soon to coordinate logistics details with you.

We look forward to meeting you and continuing to build our collective power together!

In Solidarity,

The Joint Council of the UC Student-Workers Union, UAW 2865