COMMITTEES

Committees are an important way in which members build the strength of our union.

The purpose of committees is to develop different campaigns or aspects of union work, always seeking to engage and involve the broadest part of our members in a bottom-up, democratic and participatory way. Please join a committee and help us transform our union and our university!

– Bylaws Committee
– Election Committee
– Healthcare Committee
– International Student Advocacy Group


BYLAWS COMMITTEE

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed changes to the Bylaws which are sent to them from the Joint Council. The Bylaws Committee verifies the compatibility of the proposed changes with the International Constitution and the other Local Bylaws.

The Bylaws Committee consists of one (1) member from each Campus Unit and is elected by the members of that Campus Unit for a term of one (1) year.

2017 – 2018 BYLAWS COMMITTEE

CAMPUSMEMBER
BerkeleyAlex Thomas
DavisConnor Gorman
IrvineKevin Kadowaki
Los AngelesVACANT
MercedRodolfo Rodriguez
RiversideTheresa Goldbach
San DiegoHosam Yousif
Santa BarbaraSasha Coles
Santa CruzBern Samko



ELECTION COMMITTEE
The Election Committee is responsible for running all Local Union elections, including elections, strike votes, and contract ratification votes. The Election Committee is responsible for the publication of notice for nominations and elections, the verification of eligibility for candidates, the organization and supervision of election proceedings, and the counting of ballots.

The Election Committee consists of one (1) Election Committee Member and one (1) Alternate Committee Member from each Campus Unit who are elected by members of that Campus Unit to serve a one (1) year term. The full duties of the Election Committee are defined in Article 13 of the Local’s Bylaws.

2017 – 2018 ELECTION COMMITTEE

CAMPUSMEMBERALTERNATE
BerkeleyMatt WrightVACANT
DavisVACANTVACANT
IrvineKevin KadowakiVACANT
Los AngelesOlivia IrvingVACANT
MercedVACANTVACANT
RiversideVACANTVACANT
San DiegoDavis SanosaVACANT
Santa BarbaraVACANTVACANT
Santa CruzAsher WassermanVACANT


HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE

The goal of the UAW 2865 Healthcare Committee is to ensure that student-workers receive great health care through UC SHIP and other UC health plans. This includes enforcing our contractual rights with respect to health insurance, improving and expanding upon UC SHIP, and working towards universal health care. We also want to ensure that student-workers are aware of UC SHIP health plan benefits. Our union is working towards implementing peer-to-peer training on benefits in order to ensure that student-workers are informed and have equal access to care.

Our committee holds weekly call-in meetings every Monday at 9:00am. If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out the interest form.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVOCACY GROUP

The UAW 2865 International Student Advocacy Group brings together international student workers across the state to address the issues and challenges we face at the UC. Our work includes identifying critical issues affecting international student workers; advocating for remedies and policy changes on these issues through the grievance process and collective action; making sure international students are aware of our rights in the contract, and increasing international students’ participation in our union as a whole.  

Our committee holds bi-weekly call-in meetings every other Friday at 4:00pm. If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out the interest form.