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 Amanda 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