UAW 2865 stands in absolute solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our local is outspoken about the need to abolish racist policing and remove police officers from University of California campuses and has been on the forefront of the movement to expel police unions from the labor movement. In 2015, our executive board passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA). More recently, we joined a majority of delegates at the California Federation of Labor in voting to disaffiliate from police and border patrol unions.
Read our Executive Board’s statement on the protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd here.