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HISTORIC: UAW 2865, UC STUDENT-WORKER UNION, BECOMES FIRST MAJOR U.S. LABOR UNION TO SUPPORT DIVESTMENT FROM ISRAEL BY MEMBERSHIP VOTE
IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WORKERS AND STUDENTS.
65% OF VOTING MEMBERS APPROVE CALL FOR DIVESTMENT;
52% pledged to support academic boycott
At the October JC meeting, the assembly voted 40-0-7 to poll the Local membership on Dec. 4, 2014, regarding whether to support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
Further information regarding this ballot can be found here.
Campuses are also offering a variety of educational opportunities to the membership about the issue. Local campuses are implementing processes to approve and advertise these events. Use the “Our Campuses” links at the top of the page to connect with your campus leadership.
There were also a number of other proposals that were passed at the meeting, including:
Members are welcome to submit further commentary regarding the proposals, which will be made publicly available within our commentary folder. To submit a comment, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our submission form. Note that while we appreciate commentary from the public, only submissions from members (which do not include discriminatory or hate speech) will be posted.
Here is a link to an independent, non-Union website of members expressing political opinions opposed to the Union’s stated positions.