UAW 2865 RESOLUTION DEMANDING THE FIRING OF UC DAVIS CHANCELLOR LINDA KATEHI
REMINDING all members of the UC community that Linda Katehi has a history of involvement in corruption and influence peddling in higher education, dating back to her previous position at the University of Illinois.
FURTHER RECALLING that Katehi irreparably damaged her relationship with students and workers at UC Davis by ordering police violence against student protesters in 2011.
WHEREAS Katehi compromised her chancellor position by accepting a board appointment and would-be monetary compensation of $70,000 from for-profit educational outfit DeVry, whose goals are at odds with the mission of the University of California.
WHEREAS Katehi accepted a board appointment and received compensation valued at $420,000 from private textbook vendors Wiley and Sons, who have reason to seek her influence for private gain.
NOTING that the acceptance of these appointments represent a clear conflict of interest and lack of judgement.
WHEREAS, students and workers at UC Davis are protesting to demand the firing of Katehi in light of these scandals, and demanding that her replacement be selected and approved by students and workers.
CONVINCED that Linda Katehi has demonstrated her disregard for the values of public education.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE JOINT COUNCIL OF UAW LOCAL 2865:
CALLS on the University Office of the President, as well as the UC Regents, to remove Katehi as Chancellor of UC Davis.
DEMANDS a process of selection and approval of her replacement by a democratic council of students and workers.