Ratification Straw Poll Results – August 17, 2018

Thank you to all the members statewide who participated in our Union’s straw poll on the UC administration’s final offer in contract negotiations. The majority of members statewide have communicated that they want the Bargaining Team to put UC’s final offer to a ratification vote. The results of the straw poll are the following:

Campus Yes, the bargaining team should put this contract to ratification. No, and I am prepared to strike and/or help organize a strike to help win more than UC’s most recent offer. Total
Berkeley 405 (54.7%) 335 (45.3%) 740
Davis 167 (57.4%) 124 (42.6%) 291
Irvine 107 (68.2%) 50 (31.8%) 157
Los Angeles 215 (58.9%) 150 (41.1%) 365
Merced 30 (75.0%) 10 (25.0%) 40
Riverside 84 (65.1%) 45 (34.9%) 129
San Diego 73 (39.5%) 112 (60.5%) 185
San Francisco 0 (0.0%) 1 (100.0%) 1
Santa Barbara 109 (59.9%) 73 (40.1%) 182
Santa Cruz 67 (22.4%) 232 (77.6%) 299
Statewide 1,257 (52.6%) 1,132 (47.4%) 2389

Note: While over 2,000 people participated, this is a small portion of the overall membership.  Please encourage more of your colleagues to participate in union activities, including voting. Also, a number of members indicated that the straw poll email got stuck in their email spam filter. To ensure delivery of future emails, please add communications@uaw2865.org to your address book, contacts or safe senders list.

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

Margaret Mary Downey (Berkeley)
Garrett Shishido Strain (Berkeley)
Emily Breuninger (Davis)
Ashlyn Jaeger (Davis)
Kurt Horner (Irvine)
Francisco Ilabaca (Irvine)
Jonathan Koch (Los Angeles)
Alli Carlisle (Los Angeles)
Kyle McMillin (Riverside)
Ben DeMasi-Sumner (Riverside)
Angela Berti (San Diego)
Davide Carpano (San Diego)
Emily Ellis (Santa Barbara)
Hannah Kagan-Moore (Santa Barbara)
Ana McTaggart (Santa Cruz)
Kyle Galindez (Santa Cruz)