|Starting around September, there will be a UAW-wide vote on an important referendum, 1 Member 1 Vote (1M1V). 1M1V would change the way officers of the UAW International Executive Board (IEB) are elected, from the current system where each Local elects a proportionate number of delegates who then vote for IEB officers, to an election where every UAW member votes directly for IEB officers. In December, we endorsed 1M1V — in addition to other action we’ve begun taking with Locals along the West Coast — but the outcome is up to every UAW member to decide!|
Because the 1M1V referendum vote is UAW-wide, it’s different from other votes we’ve had as a union. The vote will likely happen via mail-in ballot. To ensure you get your ballot, please make sure the mailing address you have on file is up to date. Addresses we have on file typically come from the membership card you submitted or from employment rosters submitted by UC.
If your address has changed since becoming a UAW 2865 member, please fill out this short form by Tuesday, July 27 to update your mailing address. The Independent Monitor who is overseeing this election will be mailing test postcards to every UAW member to ensure that addresses on file are accurate so getting your address updated by July 27 will ensure that you receive a test postcard in August.
IEB members make important decisions about organizing and the overall direction of our union, so deciding how they are elected is a fundamental part of building our democratic union. Every 2865 member’s vote is critical in determining the outcome of the election. Please make sure your address is updated, and plan to vote in October.
Saturday, July 31 9-3pm on zoom
The June Executive Board Meeting will take place Sunday, June 27th from 10am to 1pm PT. Zoom info here:
UAW 2865 Host Account is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: June Eboard Meeting
Time: Jun 27, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 883 8578 0915
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We join US and international labor organizations in expressing our sadness and our outrage at the Israeli military’s actions this past week in Palestine that began with forced evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and a violent attack on worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque, and the curtailment of Palestinian trade union activity. The events of this past week are not novel – they are part of the long-standing occupation of Palestinian lands that have used the tactics of violence and erasure to tell the world the false story that one people’s liberation requires another’s subjugation. We reject this.
As unionists, we believe that an injury to one is an injury to all. A commitment to the principles of unionism means we must embody this axiom in our workplace, our communities, and our global outlook. The labor movement must support the human rights of all people: safety, housing, employment, education. In this spirit we condemn evictions, occupation, and military aggression, and we stand with those fighting for peace, freedom, and equality.
We call on our elected representatives to dismantle the structures of ongoing violence that enable displacement and police terror in Palestine, in the US, and across the globe. House Resolution 2590, supported by civil society organizations, unionists, and union allies, would end U.S. funding for the Israeli human rights abuses.
We call for the passage of HR 2590 (The Palestinian Children & Families Act) alongside the Adalah Justice Project, CODEPINK, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and others.
We support Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in their call for an international Day of Action on Tuesday, May 18 in solidarity with the Palestinian uprising and general strike. Find ways to take action and support the general strike in Palestine from where you are, and a calendar of ongoing solidarity actions across the world here.
We recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for workers’ rights everywhere.
Find resources and ways to help at Jewish Voice for Peace and Islamic Relief Canada. Call on Secretary of State Tony Blinken to end the forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem.
UAW 2865 Executive Board
UAW 2865 (the Union of TAs, Readers, and Tutors) and UAW 5810 (the Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers) are hiring temporary paid organizers to build union membership and participation in preparation for upcoming contract negotiations with UC. These are ten-week positions at 20 hours per week (bi-weekly salary of $1359.18), starting on Wednesday, June 16th, and ending Friday, August 27th.
UAW 2865 and UAW 5810 are looking for applicants who are passionate about social justice, detail oriented, committed to public higher education, and willing to have conversations about the importance of union membership and participation with academic workers from diverse backgrounds. No prior union experience is necessary.
This hands-on training program will include regular coaching by experienced union organizers. Organizers will learn how to:
- Sign up new members in union orientations and answer questions about benefits, rights, and protections in the union contract
- Conduct one-to-one organizing conversations over zoom and the phone, with a focus on building union capacity for mass collective actions such as majority-participation strike votes and strikes
- Identify and develop new union leaders
- Utilize and maintain membership lists
In the midst of a global pandemic and threats of austerity, academic workers need to participate in their unions now more than ever. Apply to be a union organizer today! Send a resume and brief cover letter to email@example.com. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, but no later than Friday, May 21, 2020.
International students, women, people of color, LGBTQIA are all encouraged to apply. People who participate in this program may be considered for future organizer employment opportunities where needed.