To address the COVID-related workplace changes facing academic student employees, and issues related to UAW 2865’s Unfair Labor Practice charges against UC, there will be a Joint Council Meeting on Sunday, April 5th at 10am via zoom. Access information here. Agenda forthcoming.
Anti-Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence
UAW 2865 won new and groundbreaking protections against sexual harassment and racial discrimination in our 2018-2022 contract.
The #MeToo movement has focused attention on the rampant sexual harassment student workers face, with many cases at the University of California highlighting the failure of administrators to remove harassers and ensure the protection of survivors and their careers.
As part of this movement, UAW 2865 members mobilized during contract negotiations and won survivor-centered protections which can be pursued as alternatives to the flawed Title IX process. The new discrimination protections include interim measures so that student-workers who have reported harassment or discrimination can continue working and learning in a safe environment. The campaign also won the right of student-workers to choose to use the Union grievance process concurrently with a Title IX investigation.
To continue the movement and to ensure that these new rights are enforced and available to all student workers on UC campuses, join your coworkers in the statewide Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence committee.
Have you or a colleague experienced–or are currently experiencing–sexual or racial discrimination in the workplace? Contact your union.
Your union is holding its April Vacancy Elections to fill vacant Executive Board and Joint Council positions. The election will take place on April 2-3, 2020. An invitation to a secret and secure ballot will be sent to you from a secure online voting platform, Simply Voting (email@example.com), on Thursday April 2nd, 2020. Voting will […]
Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is a global pandemic. Every campus in the UC system has announced that instruction and exams will be moved online for some period of time to avert further transmission. UAW 2865 and UAW 5810 (our sibling union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers) have jointly issued a demand […]
Yesterday the elected Bargaining Team members from each campus came together to make a major decision: calling for a membership strike authorization vote over UC’s Unfair Labor Practices. We decided that the ULPs UC has committed are so severe, including the unjust firings and bar to future employment of TAs at UC Santa Cruz, the unilateral changes […]
Dear UAW 2865 Member, Your union is holding its October Vacancy Elections to fill vacant Executive Board and Joint Council positions. The election will take place on Oct. 14-15, 2019. Please read on for information about the election and instructions on how to accept the nomination if you are interested in running for one of […]