Monthly Archives: April 2014

Vote TODAY AND TOMORROW for the future of the union!

A Triennial Election for our Local is held every three years, and this year the dates are Tuesday April 29th and Wednesday April 30th. Elections are being held for all Executive Board and Joint Council positions, meaning that all positions at the … Continue reading

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Triennial Election April 29th and 30th

A Triennial Election for our Local is held every three years, and this year the dates are Tuesday April 29th and Wednesday April 30th. Elections are being held for all Executive Board and Joint Council positions, meaning that all positions … Continue reading

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Call-In Week: Demand Rights for Undocumented Students

Today (Thursday April 24th) through Thursday May 1st is a WEEK OF CALL-INS TO DEMAND EQUAL ACCESS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT WORKERS! While we’ve seen historic movement on some of our contract demands (gender neutral bathrooms and lactation stations), there’s been … Continue reading

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Historic Contract Wins

San Diego Free Press just published a fabulous article on our recent contract wins: http://sandiegofreepress.org/2014/04/historic-win-for-labor-and-a-new-direction-in-the-university-of-california-system/#.U1aLdMdEDwi “That the student-worker union was able to secure both all-gendered bathrooms and lactation stations for their workers (and hence for all other workers at the … Continue reading

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Stop the Closure of Stephens Graduate Student Lounge!

Dear Union Members, Dean of the Graduate Division Andrew Szeri recently announced that the Stephens Hall Graduate Student Lounge would be discontinued for use by graduate students as a study and workspace, effective May 16, 2014. The Stephens Lounge is a unique … Continue reading

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Devastating Rent Increase at University Village

UC Berkeley doubles down: Student families hit with rent increase amid poverty crisis This message comes from friends of UAW 2865–the Village Resident’s Association, an advocacy group for University Village residents.  UC Berkeley’s Residential Services has announced a 3% rent increase in … Continue reading

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Strike Press

It’s been a great day of picketing, teach-outs, a performance by Danza Azteca, an entire Sociology class that joined our protest! More strike updates will follow later, but for now here’s some press about our strike: Excellent article from In these Times http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/16509/more_than_20_striking_students_arrested_belying_university_of_californias_e Coverage … Continue reading

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