Union membership is a vote in favor of a better life.
Each new member makes the Union stronger. All the contractual rights UC student-workers have secured in the last 20 years, including tuition remission, health insurance, and protection from workplace discrimination, are the direct result of TAs, Tutors, and Readers making the choice to become dues-paying union members. If you want to maintain those rights and fight to expand them in the future, you should make the same choice and join UAW 2865 today.
Dues: Union dues are 1.44% of your monthly pay and are deducted automatically. New members also pay a one-time initiation fee of $10. Dues are only deducted when you’re working as a TA, Tutor, or Reader—union members pay nothing when they are on fellowship, working as RAs or GSRs, doing work-study jobs, or working outside of the UC system.
Membership Eligibility and Benefits: All University of California graduate students on every campus are eligible for membership in UAW 2865. Undergraduates are eligible to join when working as a TA, Tutor, or Reader. Membership entitles you to vote in union elections, including votes on whether to ratify the contract you work under.