October E-Board and Joint Council Meetings and Opportunities for Participation

Dear UAW 2865 Members,

We are writing to notice the upcoming statewide meetings on Saturday, October 18 on the campus of UC Santa Cruz. The Executive Board will meet at 10 a.m, and there will be a Joint Council meeting at 1 p.m. (location information forthcoming).

We are soliciting agenda items for this meeting, which will likely focus on the 2015 budget, updates from statewide Committees, updates from contract working groups, and the BDS vote.

If you would like to propose an agenda item or submit a proposal, please send UAW 2865 Trustee Susan Richardson a message (richardson@uaw2865.org) by Wednesday, October 15 with your proposed topic, time requirement, and suggested facilitator(s).

Proposals that have already been received to be voted on at the Joint Council meeting can be found at the following links:



If you have comments on these documents that you wish for the Joint Council to consider in deciding whether or not to approve these documents, you may email those comments to uaw2865@uaw2865.org.

The union’s Joint Council will consider ballot language and a date for the BDS vote at its October meeting as well. If you would like to send a proposal on ballot language or the vote date, you may do so by writing to uaw2865@uaw8265.org.

Additionally, we are aware of a large variety of opinions on BDS among our membership. We are in the process of creating a webpage on our website where a diversity of member views on BDS will be posted. If you would like to make a contribution to the webpage, please send your name and comment for consideration to uaw2865@uaw2865.org. Please note that we will only consider postings from members or from organizations of members. Postings from outside groups will not be considered.

In Solidarity,

UAW 2865 Executive Board