Notice of Contract Ratification Vote

Dear Member,

The Bargaining Team recently met to discuss next steps given member feedback in the straw poll, which indicated that the majority of over 2,000 participants want the bargaining team to put UC’s last, best, and final offer to a ratification vote. With a majority, but not unanimous, vote, the bargaining committee voted to reach a tentative agreement on this offer and move forward with a ratification vote that concludes before the current contract expires. The decision to ratify or reject this tentative agreement depends on how members vote in the ratification vote.

This ratification vote, in which all members will be given the opportunity to formally accept or reject the university’s proposed contract, will be sent via email tomorrow morning, and will be open through 10pm on Wednesday, August 22nd. In that email we will summarize the arguments in favor of accepting and in favor of rejecting. We encourage all members to reflect on the content of UC’s offer, talk with other members, send any outstanding questions and feedback (organize@uaw2865.org), and participate in the vote over the next three days.

In addition to the online vote, there will be an option to vote in-person to maximize membership participation. Below is the list of polling station times and locations on each campus. If the majority of eligible voting members vote to ratify the contract, it will go into effect. If the majority do not vote to ratify, we will move towards a strike, and likely will not bargain with the UC again until late November.

No matter what happens, we will keep fighting – for a more just and equitable UC for All. Stay tuned for more communications very soon.

In Solidarity,

The UC Student-Workers Union, UAW Local 2865, Bargaining Team

_______________________________________________

BERKELEY POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Sather Gate

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Evans Hall

 

DAVIS POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Memorial Union (quad)

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Silo

 

IRVINE POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Ring Road, outside FRH

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Ring Road, outside SST

 

LOS ANGELES POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Young Research Library

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Court of Sciences

 

MERCED POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Lantern

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm Lantern

 

RIVERSIDE POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Bell Tower

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Bytes Eatery

 

SAN DIEGO POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Triton Statue

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, AP&M

 

SANTA BARBARA POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 20: 12-2pm, Courtyard Cafe

Tuesday, August 21: 12-2pm, GSA Lounge

SANTA CRUZ POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Monday, August 2012-2pm, Grad Student Commons

Tuesday, August 2112-2pm, Science Hill, between the bus stop and the Perk’s cafe near PBS​



Search