UAW Local 2865 is the union for 19,000+ Tutors, Readers, Graduate Student Instructors and Teaching Assistants at the University of California. All graduate students are eligible to join the union, and so are all undergraduates working as Tutors, Readers and UGSIs/TAs.
Greater wage increase than non-unionized student-workers at UC
University of California and UAW 2865 membership agree to our first contract after decades of organizing student workers for better working conditions.
In the face of an anti-union Supreme Court decision (Janus), UAW 2865 regains majority membership statewide and a wins a new contract with new rights in several areas.
WHAT DOES UAW 2865 DO?
(1) Negotiate and enforce the contracts with the university that protect Academic Student Employees.
(2) Organize to defend public education. For example, action taken by UAW 2865 members was key to reversing the Trump administration’s proposed tax on graduate student fee remissions.
(3) Build community and create solidarity. As Audre Lorde writes, “Without community, there is no liberation.” UAW 2865 sees itself as part of a broader movement for justice, understanding that an injury to one is truly an injury to all.
The Union works through the participation of its members. Contact your local campus officers to find out how you can get involved!