In an October 1 email to the Joint Council, Bargaining Team Co-Chairs Alli Carlisle and Garrett Strain incorrectly characterized our appeal - to the UAW 2865 Executive Board - as instead an "appeal to management". It has come to our attention that the campaign to elect Alli Carlisle to the Executive Board is continuing to … Continue reading Our Appeal Is To Our Union
"We see this concessionary contract as a major setback both materially and organizationally, as well as a setback from the democratic reforms made by the AWDU caucus since 2011. Additionally, we see the misuse of staff to push for the settlement campaign as an abuse of the current leadership’s power that must be deeply investigated … Continue reading La Voz: Statement on the UAW 2865 Contract Settlement
An in-depth look at wage increases the contract, and comparing to the previous one, responding to some of the criticisms Cost of living matters and is missing from the "yes" case One of the highest priorities members expressed in the bargaining survey at the beginning of the year was a supplement for housing. Management argued … Continue reading Real Talk on Real Wages
Misleading wording in the straw poll, and public statements by bargaining team members in favor of settling, have framed this as a vote on whether or not to go on strike. Voting no is not the same thing as voting for a strike. This is not a strike authorization vote. Not settling just means we … Continue reading FAQs: What Not Ratifying means
Looking at the numbers - of members, of wages, and of cost of living - the case for settling just doesn't add up. 1. Membership numbers and strike capacity Pro-settlement arguments have invoked the idea that we would only be able to do a "super-minority strike". This is based on a misleading way of assessing … Continue reading How to build a credible strike threat in three easy charts
1) Management has offered a 3%-per-year wage increase, which actually represents a wage cut when accounting for current and expected inflation in California. Furthermore, the meager campus fee remission offered is already waived for many students, and doesn’t go nearly far enough to address all of the extra tuition and fees for international, professional, and … Continue reading Why Vote No?
by Matthew Armstrong-Price I am a former UCB graduate student, and was on the bargaining team during the 2013/14 contract campaign. While the question of whether to accept the current contract proposal as-is, or to send the bargaining team back to the table and build for a strike this fall is a question that can … Continue reading Six reasons for members to scrutinize, and possibly reject, the proposed contract
Myth #0: If we vote not to ratify, we will definitely go on strike FACT: If we win, the August 24 expiration can be extended by mutual agreement Voting yes means entering into a four-year contract that includes a no-strikes clause. Voting no simply means we don't agree to the contract in its current state. … Continue reading UAW 2865 Ratification Vote: Myth and Fact