Joining is easy and quick. And it comes with great, lasting benefits.
Download, fill out, print, and sign the following link:
UAW Membership Card (pdf)
Then mail it to our statewide office at:
UAW Local 2865
2030 Addison Street, Suite 640A (map)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Or you can connect with your local UAW Office to get more information or turn in a membership card.
Please Contact Me!
We’d be happy to reach out to you instead if you would like assistance in becoming a member. You can connect with your local UAW Office or click here to send us an email. Be sure to include your campus and preferred contact information!
Membership is for life, but you only have to pay dues when you are working within the Unit (as an Academic Student Employee). So you get all the benefits even as you move between teaching, research, and fellowship. (You can also join our campaign to give Research Assistants Unionization rights).
To join, you pay a one-time Initiation Fee (currently $10). All ASEs pay a percentage of their wages in Fair Share Fees (1.20% as of Aug. 1, 2016, or about $26/month for a 50% TA position), but for approximately $5 more a month (1.44% as of Aug. 1, 2016) you can be a member (and part of a strong student-worker movement).
The UC often uses the TA contract as the standard for all other funding, so even if you are funded through research or fellowship, supporting the Union is support for everyone! Check out our FAQs for more information. You can also read more about our history as a Union and more specifics about our bargaining history.