Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the University of California Strike

(PHOTO CREDIT-IAN CASTRO) This morning, 48,000 Academic Workers across all 10 campuses of the University of California began their unfair labor practice strike over UC’s unlawful conduct thwarting progress at the bargaining tables.   Our union stands with our members in California as they fight for fairness and an equitable collective bargaining agreement. This strike

UAW Statement on University of California Academic Workers Taking Their Strike Vote

Forty-eight thousand academic workers in four UAW bargaining units at the University of California system, including 17,000 student researchers who are fighting for their first contract, are in contract negotiations. Very shortly, they all will take strike authorization votes. “Our members in the University of California system organized their union to win job protections, stop

UAW President Ray Curry Calls for Executive Action to Cancel Student Debt

UAW members know all too well that student debt can be crippling for both themselves and their children. “Educational debt, when compounded by interest, becomes a millstone that compels recent graduates to prioritize the needs of financial institutions over those of their families,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “That is why our union calls upon President

1,500 Researchers at University of Washington File to Form a Union

Yesterday, a majority of Research Scientists/Engineers (Assistant-4) from every discipline across all three campuses of the University of Washington filed their representation petition with the Public Employment Relations Commission, seeking to be certified as a new bargaining unit. “Despite the organizing challenges presented by the pandemic, we’ve found ways to have thousands of conversations with

Led by Rep. Katie Porter, 30 Members of Congress Ask UC President Michael Drake to Recognize Student Researchers United-UAW

Union members will rally across the state on Thursday to call for long-overdue recognition.   A clear majority of California’s congressional delegation (30 members), led by Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), have called on UC President Michael Drake to immediately recognize Student Researchers United-UAW, which represents more than 17,000 Student Researchers (SRs) across the UC system.

PERB Rules that a Majority of UC’s 17,000 Student Researchers Have Democratically Decided to Form a Union

The largest unionization of Academic Student Employees in U.S. history takes the higher ed labor movement to new heights California’s Public Employment Relations Board has verified that a majority of the 17,000 Graduate Student Researchers, Trainees, and Fellows at the ten University of California campuses and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have chosen to unionize through

A Majority of Boston College Graduate Workers and Over 3,000 Community Supporters Call on University President Father Leahy and The Board of Trustees to Stop Punishing Workers and Bargain Now

Boston – Led by State Senator Jamie Eldridge, a coalition of community, faith and labor leaders will deliver a petition signed by a majority of Boston College Graduate Student Employees, as well as more than 3,000 community, religious and political allies, to BC’s President Father Leahy Friday morning. The petition calls on Father Leahy and

UAW New School Academic Workers Reach Historic Agreement

New York City– Tuesday evening, a tentative agreement was reached between Student Employees of the New School (SENS) UAW and The New School on behalf of 700 Academic Student Workers. After fifteen months of bargaining, SENS UAW agreed to unanimously recommend this agreement to their membership in the following statement.  (https://www.facebook.com/SENSUAW/) Highlights of the tentative

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