On Wednesday 2/12 at 1pm UAW 2865 members will rally for campus housing affordability with coalition partners and other campus community members. Recent spikes in the cost of housing mean that many academic workers are now spending in excess of 60% of their salaries on rent. And decisions made by administrators are exacerbating the issue. […]
Monday, January 27, 2019, UCSC graduate students withholding grades were notified that if they do not submit grades by Feb. 2, 2020, they will be subject to discipline under the student code of conduct. Yesterday, UAW President Kavitha Iyengar wrote the following letter to UCSC labor relations in response: Dear Jennifer, In the Chancellor’s letter […]
Check out this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on the major victory that TAs/GSIs at UC-Berkeley just won. Over two years ago, elected leaders of UAW 2865, the union of Academic Student Employees at UC, filed a grievance against the University for appointing hundreds of TAs/GSIs at UC-Berkeley below 25% FTE to avoid paying contractually-mandated […]
The housing crisis is impacting academic student employees across the state, and it is not letting up. Today we sent a letter to UC saying that its growing impact on workers necessitates bargaining over cost of living and compensation issues. You can read the full letter here.