After long negotiations with UAW 2865, UC has finally agreed to compensate over 700 student workers at UCPath campuses who experienced issues with pay, with after-tax amounts ranging from $150-$450. These payments are in addition to any pay owed by the university and are intended to make workers whole for difficulties they experienced—such as late fees, loan interest, stress, and inconvenience—due […]
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.
Speak out for survivors’ rights! Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education has proposed changes to Title IX that if enacted would be a step backwards for survivor’s rights, and represent a direct attack on equality in education. The proposed changes include: Narrowing the definition of sexual harassment so institutions must take action on only the […]
Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education has proposed changes to Title IX that would be a huge step backwards in ending the crisis of sexual harassment in higher ed. These proposals would make it much harder for survivors to come forward, and they represent a direct attack on equality in education, posing a disproportionate risk […]
A group of student activists from Pace University hold a rally against sexual violence after walking out of their classes, April 19, 2018, in New York City. DREW ANGERER / GETTY IMAGES Graduate Student Workers Organize Against Sexual Harassment on Campus, by Sarah Jaffe, Truthout, July 28 2018
UC Berkeley staff member Tyann Sorrell received $1.7 million from the University of California to settle her 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit against then-law school Dean Sujit Choudhry. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press) Three UC campuses did not consistently discipline faculty accused of sexual misconduct, state auditor finds, by Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, June 21, […]