“This Executive Proclamation is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to scapegoat non-US citizens,” said Anke Schennink, Ph.D., an international scholar who is also the President of UAW Local 5810. In reaction to the Trump administration’s new Executive Proclamation that suspends crucial visa programs for international workers, UAW members, many of whom […]
Our political engagement committee is launching a statewide effort to coordinate our legislative work and we need your help. As a response to UCPath, we sponsored legislation to end UC’s wage theft exemptions from California’s wage and hour law. In 2019 this bill passed state senate.
We are hoping to next work to lobby and advance bills on issues of importance to our membership, such as a climate change legislation. As a first step, we conducted a survey of our membership and are using it to direct our next steps.
Elected leaders of UAW 2865 meet with Rep Katie Porter (D-CA), a professor at UC Irvine, after her 2018 election to the US House of Representatives.
Fair and stable conditions for research are more important than ever amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A national coalition of UAW locals has banded together to call for an increase in federal funds for the universities that are on the frontlines of performing COVID-19 related research and response work. The locals represent more than 45,000 workers […]
UAW 2865 actively pushes legislation in Sacramento and in Washington D.C. that benefits Academic Student Employees, and as a public sector union, we know that it is critical for UAW 2865 to support candidates and ballot initiatives that will create better working conditions for us at the University of California. That’s why we are polling […]
IRVINE, CA—At their quarterly meeting Friday, the Joint Council of United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 2865 voted decisively to endorse H.R. 109, the Green New Deal resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA). By endorsing the Green New Deal, UAW 2865 joins a broad range of labor unions from many […]
We, UAW Local 2865, call on the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to end their affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations. It is our position that this organization is inimical to both the interests of labor broadly, and Black workers in particular. Historically and contemporarily, police unions serve […]