Monthly Archives: October 2013

Successful initial student worker delegation to Dean Szeri

On Tuesday, October 29, approximately 50 student workers gathered to deliver a letter — signed by 750 of our co-workers — to Graduate Dean Szeri about our living conditions, and about the need for the university to adequately value our labor and … Continue reading

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“Come to my window…” Bargaining at UC Santa Cruz

Update (10/28): Melissa Etheridge just retweeted a video of student workers singing ‘Come to My Window’! This week bargaining took place at UC Santa Cruz for the first time during this contract campaign. Seventy-five fired up graduate students convened for … Continue reading

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How to join the strike authorization vote at UC Berkeley

Members of our union, the UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865), which represents over 13,000 frontline educators at the University of California, will be voting to authorize the elected leadership of our union to call a strike should circumstances merit, with voting taking … Continue reading

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Sign-on letter to Graduate Dean Szeri

To read the list of signatories, as of Tuesday morning, see below:

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Student Workers Take Action for All-Gender Bathrooms on National Coming Out Day

On Friday, October 11th — National Coming Out Day — members of the UC Student Workers Union held a statewide day of action to build support for all-gender bathrooms on our campuses.  At UC Berkeley, 10 members and officers tabled … Continue reading

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On the Current State of Bargaining between the UC Student-Workers Union and UC Management: A Response to the UCOP “Bargaining Update”

The UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865) is currently in contract negotiations with representatives of the UC Office of the President (UCOP).  The negotiations will help determine the working and living conditions of over 13,000 graduate students, as well as many … Continue reading

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Berkeley Parents and Alumni Support the UAW

UAW members talked with parents, alumni and students today during UC-Berkeley’s Alumni and Parents’ weekend festivities.  Over 40 post-cards were collected to be sent to President Napolitano and Chancellor Dirks expressing concern that growing class sizes and diminished support for grad … Continue reading

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