UAW 2865 Now Hiring: Coordinator, Anti-Oppression Committee (50% TAship equivalent)

See below for an email sent on May 17th via UAW 2865 for a Coordinator for the UC wide UAW 2865 Anti-Oppression Committee + details.

Applications due June 1, 2017 at 5 PM to uaw2865aoc@gmail.com

Information on the Anti-Oppression Committee is on the UAW 2865 website.


Dear UAW 2865 Members,

The Anti-Oppression Committee (AOC) of UAW 2865, the union for Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors at the University of California, is looking to hire a statewide Coordinator at 20 hours a week, for a year-long position with a start date of August 28, 2017. Those interested should apply by 5pm, June 1 (details below).

Position Details:

50% position (20 hours/week) at TA/GSI hourly pay rate, with student health insurance coverage and fee remission (if needed).

Purpose of the Anti-Oppression Committee:

The Anti-Oppression Committee is a union committee across all nine UC teaching campuses. The purpose of this committee is wide-ranging. Since its formation, the AOC has organized with the approach that UAW members’ economic well-being, civil rights, and freedom from discrimination and exploitation are issues which must be tackled holistically and in tandem. We hope to work together with members from across the UC to challenge various forms of oppression, including: racism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, trans- and homophobia, classism, ableism, and ageism. Some of the goals and strategies of this committee include: identifying and challenging discrimination in our workplaces; organizing in solidarity with students, community groups, and other unions against various forms of oppression; building consciousness around anti-oppression issues within the union and helping develop a process for conflict resolution; developing greater knowledge and skills about how to address power dynamics in the union and classroom for use among the committee and membership at large; and providing resources to members to help organize against various forms of oppression across the UC campuses.

Past and ongoing campaigns we have worked on include the union’s previous contract campaign for a living wage, greater childcare benefits for student parents, all-gender restrooms for trans students and student parents, and funded teaching opportunities for undocumented immigrant students. We have also helped facilitate member campaigns such as UC accountability for sexual harassment and sanctuary campus calls in support of members affected by the Muslim ban and other immigration policies.

Job Description:

The AOC Coordinator will act as a lead facilitator for two ongoing projects of the Committee: 1) Contract Bargaining which will begin in Spring 2018, and; 2) Broad-based union participation for free public education as part of planned celebrations in 2018 for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 global student and labor strikes.

1) Bargaining the next employment contract for Academic Student Employees

Starting next year, UAW 2865 plans to bargain the best contract to date for UC Academic Student Employees, including the best wages and strongest anti-oppression protections our membership has ever seen. The coordinator will work closely with the 18 member bargaining team across the UC and other elected union leaders to prepare for bargaining which is set to begin in 2018 (current contract expires June 30, 2018).

  • Survey: The coordinator will help devise an outreach plan to circulate a bargaining survey among the entire membership starting in Fall 2017
  • Communication: Help create open, accessible communication channels for early statewide member input about campaign ideas and priorities, bargaining strategies, and guiding principles; the Coordinator will pursue this goal with the bargaining team
  • Collaboration: Coordinate statewide organizing committee(s) to connect with members on each campus and any/all other groups on whose behalf the union will negotiate with the Bargaining Team, BICC (Black Interests Coordinating Committee), and AOC to weigh in on bargaining demands

2) Planned 2018 Mobilizations to Refund and Transform Public Education

In addition to being the year our contract bargaining begins, 2018 is also the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 global student and labor strikes, including the San Francisco State University student strike led by the Third World Liberation Front. The AOC has allied with student and worker activists from groups like Anak Bayan, Palestinian Youth Movement, and the Youth Justice Coalition to plan mobilizations in 2018 that would build public pressure to win free tuition across higher education, divestment of university funds from prisons and mass incarceration, fossil fuels, and military occupation, and the repeal of policies that have enshrined racial disparities across the education system. The timing of this mobilization in 2018 will allow us to build community support for our contract campaign among workers and educators, especially in K-12 and community and state colleges. The Coordinator shall facilitate the following tasks of the Committee:

  • building robust direct action committees on each campus tasked with publicizing the campaign
  • creating a galvanizing social media presence for the Campaign
  • designing a massive outreach plan over the course of the next academic year to turn thousands of members out across the state for planned rallies and other actions in order to build public pressure for demands
  • participating in monthly calls with the core planning collective of the project which will include various organizations across the country

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

~UAW 2865 member in good standing for 90 days

~Commitment to the labor movement and to racial, social, and economic justice

~Experience organizing against various forms of discrimination and oppression

~Experience (formal or informal) in grassroots organizing, including campaign development and networking with local activist groups on key issues

~Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write politically focused and engaging statewide and campus-specific communications, literature and resources for committee projects, as well as occasional publications for popular media

~Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to stimulate member participation and communication follow-up through the following communication channels:

  • Phonebanking
  • Office door knocking (“block walking”)
  • Email
  • Social Media

~Excellent agenda-planning and facilitation skills for both in person and conference call meetings

~Ability to facilitate the delegation of tasks to various members of the Anti-Oppression Committee (most of the labor done by the committee and the union as a whole is unpaid volunteer labor). It will be key for the Coordinator to assess their own work capacity as well as the capacity of volunteer members so as to prevent burnout and to provide gentle encouragement to volunteers.

~Independent but interested in building processes for inter-organizational accountability

~Experience in multiracial, bottom-up organizing strongly preferred

~Graphic design skills a plus

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to uaw2865aoc@gmail.com by 5pm, June 1, 2017. Women, low-income students, people of color, immigrants, and queer and trans students are strongly encouraged to apply.


 

UAW 2865 UCSB is hiring!!!!

UAW 2865 Santa Barbara is hiring!

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.

  • 1 PT Summer Organizer – 25% TA-ship Equivalent

 

*** You may apply for both the PT summer organizing position – 25% TAShip Equivalent and as a PT organizer hourly – please specify this in your application if you are interested in both positions. ***

Questions and application materials should be sent to: santabarbara@uaw2865.org

You can also connect with us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbuaw2865/

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UAW 2865 Summer Part-Time Organizer- 25% TAship Equivalent

Job Description

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.

 

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Work with existing union members to sign up new members, have academic student employees fill out bargaining surveys, and identify and develop new leaders and stewards across all departments
  • Collaborate with union members to develop a broad, representative organizing committee of worksite leaders, and help train organizing committee members to move worksite organizing campaigns
  • Assist with outreach for the graduate student researcher (GSR) organizing campaign and participate in bi-weekly check-in calls for the GSR campaign
  • Maintain regular contact with and provide updates on a bi-weekly basis to campus unit leadership
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for organizing, such as:
    • Data entry and database tasks
    • Producing campaign-related materials
    • Creating regular organizer workplans
    • Participating in once-weekly statewide summer organizer check-in calls to share workplans/strategies and troubleshoot organizing hurdles
  • Attend one-day organizing training at start of summer (location TBA)
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned

 

The Ideal Candidate Will Have…

  • A commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, and social movement unionism
  • A history of active membership in the UC student-workers union (UAW 2865)
  • Organizing experience in democratic, social justice-oriented labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations and campaigns
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents
  • An ability to work with student workers across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication

Candidates who identify as people of color, working class, queer, trans, women, and/or disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Length of Employment

This part-time summer organizer position will be paid at the mid-level hourly rate for ASEs across the UC system (currently $31.10/hr) for up to 15 hours of work per week. The length of your employment will be from July 2, 2017- October 7, 2017.

Instructions for Applying Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, two references, and a one-page cover letter to the UAW 2865 UCSB hiring committee at santabarbara@uaw2865.org by June 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

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PT Hourly Organizer – Hourly ($31.10/ Hour)– Multiple Positions

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 and Fall Orientations 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Must be willing to learn how to do on-the-ground one-on-one organizing with an experienced organizer.
  • Preferably have a basic understanding of union values and role on the UCSB campus and the UC system.
  • Have a willingness to engage in conversations about the union with Academic Student-Workers in your own department, center, and other departments on campus.
  • Ability to spend time on an hourly basis on-the-ground educating Academic Student-Workers about the union and its functions and signing up new members.
  • Assist with PT summer organizer, UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, and UAW 2865 as needed to reach goals for membership recruitment, RA campaign, and member engagement
  • Be able to assist with the RA campaign, summer organizing, and/or Fall Orientations and recruitment events for member sign up (as needed), survey collections, and data information as needed
  • Communicate with UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, UAW 2865 UC organizers and leadership, and attend meetings as needed

 

  • The Ideal Candidates Will Have…
  • A commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, and social movement unionism
  • A history of active membership in the UC student-workers union (UAW 2865)
  • Organizing experience in democratic, social justice-oriented labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations and campaigns
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents
  • An ability to work with student workers across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication

Candidates who identify as people of color, working class, queer, trans, women, and/or disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Length of Employment

This part-time hourly organizer positions will be paid at the mid-level hourly rate for ASEs across the UC system (currently $31.10/hr) with hours varying / as needed to assist with the summer campaign (summer sessions A+ B 2017) + Fall Orientation events (Fall 2017).

Instructions for Applying Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, two references, and a one-page cover letter to the UAW 2865 UCSB hiring committee at santabarbara@uaw2865.org – applications are accepted on a rolling basis through September 25, 2017.

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Please direct questions and applications to santabarbara@uaw2865.org

 

UAW 2865 UCSB is hiring!! PT organizers – hourly (several) – as needed

PT Hourly Organizer – Hourly ($31.10/ Hour)– Multiple Positions

Job Description

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 and Fall Orientations 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be willing to learn how to do on-the-ground one-on-one organizing with an experienced organizer.
  • Preferably have a basic understanding of union values and role on the UCSB campus and the UC system.
  • Have a willingness to engage in conversations about the union with Academic Student-Workers in your own department, center, and other departments on campus.
  • Ability to spend time on an hourly basis on-the-ground educating Academic Student-Workers about the union and its functions and signing up new members.
  • Assist with PT summer organizer, UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, and UAW 2865 as needed to reach goals for membership recruitment, RA campaign, and member engagement
  • Be able to assist with with RA campaign, summer organizing, and/or Fall Orientations and recruitment events for member sign up (as needed)
  • Communicate with UAW 2865 UCSB organizing committee, assist with membership cards, help with surveys, and attend organizing meetings

The Ideal Candidates Will Have…

  • A commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, and social movement unionism
  • A history of active membership in the UC student-workers union (UAW 2865)
  • Organizing experience in democratic, social justice-oriented labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations and campaigns
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents
  • An ability to work with student workers across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication

 

Candidates who identify as people of color, working class, queer, trans, women, and/or disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Length of Employment

This part-time hourly organizer positions will be paid at the mid-level hourly rate for ASEs across the UC system (currently $31.10/hr) with hours varying / as needed to assist with the summer campaign (summer sessions A+ B 2017) + Fall Orientation events (Fall 2017).

Instructions for Applying Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, two references, and a one-page cover letter to the UAW 2865 UCSB hiring committee at santabarbara@uaw2865.org – applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This information can also be found via PDF: PT Hourly Organizer – Hourly

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Please direct questions and applications to santabarbara@uaw2865.org

UC’s Hidden $175 Million Surplus and the Continuing Fight for Real Public Education

See below for an email and statement sent out by the joint council:
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UC’s Hidden $175 Million Surplus and the Continuing Fight for Real Public Education

Dear Union Members,

We are partnering with our sister union AFSCME 3299 (comprised of UC service workers) first to share some disturbing news about the recent scandal exposed by a California state audit which revealed that the UC Office of the President (UCOP) concealed $175 million in a hidden slush fund while simultaneously raising tuition and slashing budgets, and second to invite you to the upcoming Regents Meeting on Wednesday, May 17th to protest for more funding for public education and workers. For more details on attending this meeting, scroll to the bottom of this email.

In late April, California State Auditor Elaine Howle discovered that the University of California Office of the President, led by Janet Napolitano, hid a budget surplus of $175 million in a slush fund. Furthermore, the audit revealed that Napolitano and UCOP brazenly interfered with the audit by facilitating changes to and in some cases censoring campus surveys when they did not reflect favorably on her office. This news has outraged many across the state, many of whom are now calling for Napolitano’s resignation, particularly as the UC system, citing budget shortfalls, recently raised student tuition and has been cutting back on education funding and worker pay all while dramatically increasing executive pay. While we support public demands calling for Napolitano’s removal, we also recognize that these issues of deprioritizing students and workers through privatization schemes are systemic and extend significantly beyond this one individual. For those who have been following UC’s privatization schemes, this news extends a familiar pattern within our university. It’s time to say no more!

This most recent development has even led member of the UC Board of Regents (the governing body that voted on the tuition increase) Gavin Newsom to call for a tuition rollback, a call CA state assembly members have since joined. Importantly, this call moves us toward our union’s demand for fully subsidized public education, which we outlined in our J20 demands. As such, we support the reversal of the previous tuition hike as a strategic step toward achieving free public education. We further support workers’ demands to redistribute this funding toward living wages for all campus workers and affordable housing for students and workers, and we echo the calls for the university to demonstrate responsibility through restructuring the administration to create more transparent accountability, including but not limited to removing Napolitano from office.

Education is a public good and a human right. While we continue to condemn UCOP for its mismanagement of the UC budget and use of tuition dollars to increase administrative positions with salaries of $300,000+, let it be clear that we also condemn efforts by state legislators and the Governor of California to off-load their responsibility to fund public education on UCOP alone. To be sure, UCOP and other high-level university administrators must be democratized with student and worker-led leadership. However, in a state where prison spending ranks 48 places above education spending in the state budget, public funds must be increased through progressive tax policies that do not exempt the wealthiest Californians from funding public education and other social services. The Reclaim Coalition’s research finds that it would only take an average of $48 per CA taxpayer per year to fund a quality public education system.

With that in mind, we must continue the fight for real public education! Here are two ways you can support these efforts in light of this most recent budget scandal:

1. Sign the petition

2. Join us and fellow AFSCME 3299 workers at the UC Board of Regents’ Meeting on May 17 (UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center starting at 8am). If you would like to reserve a ride to this meeting with your fellow UCSB unionists, please contact Hannah Kagan-Moore at hannah.kagan.moore@gmail.com by May 15 at 12pm. Rides will depart on May 16 and will return on May 17, and we will be in touch with more information shortly.

We hope to see you at the Regents Meeting and on all mobilizing fronts as we continue to demand accountability and a more democratic, transparent, accessible, and inclusive UC!

In Pro-Public Education Solidarity Forever,

The Joint Council of UAW 2865

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You can also contact UCSB UAW 2865 at: santabarbara@uaw2865.org and connect with us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbuaw2865/

Attend the Regents Meeting on May 17 at UCSF

Hi Folks,

AFSCME has offered to help fund buses + transportation to the Regents meeting regarding the UCOP Audit to ask UC President Janet Napolitano to explain the $175 Million missing in a “slush fund” via the audit report from state auditor Elaine Howelle. This meeting is on May 17 at UCSF.

If you would like to attend– please sign up on the following link by FRIDAY MAY 12:

https://goo.gl/forms/2rdgO8C1DdHKmewG3

The contact for UAW 2865 UCSB is Hannah Kagan-Moore (art history/ recording secretary) — hannah.kagan.moore@gmail.com

#damnitjanet #UCOPaudit #fundtheUC #fireNapolitano #uaw2865

Here are some articles on the audit:

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-uc-audit-20170505-story.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/25/california-auditor-slams-uc-presidents-office-over-175-million-in-hidden-funds/

UAW 2865 SB is hiring a PT Organizer

UAW 2865 SB is hiring a PT organizer — see below or the attached PDF for details.

UAW 2865 Summer Part-Time Organizer Job Description

The UC student-workers union, UAW 2865, is a dynamic, member-driven labor union representing over 16,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) – Teaching Assistants, Readers, Graders, Tutors, and others – at the 9 teaching campuses of the University of California. We are currently hiring part-time campus-based organizers for the summer of 2017 to outreach to student workers and build our collective power as a union.

 

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Work with existing union members to sign up new members, have academic student employees fill out bargaining surveys, and identify and develop new leaders and stewards across all departments
  • Collaborate with union members to develop a broad, representative organizing committee of worksite leaders, and help train organizing committee members to move worksite organizing campaigns
  • Assist with outreach for the graduate student researcher (GSR) organizing campaign and participate in bi-weekly check-in calls for the GSR campaign
  • Maintain regular contact with and provide updates on a bi-weekly basis to campus unit leadership
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for organizing, such as:
    • Data entry and database tasks
    • Producing campaign-related materials
    • Creating regular organizer workplans
    • Participating in once-weekly statewide summer organizer check-in calls to share workplans/strategies and troubleshoot organizing hurdles
  • Attend one-day organizing training at start of summer (location TBA)
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned

 

The Ideal Candidate Will Have…

  • A commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, and social movement unionism
  • A history of active membership in the UC student-workers union (UAW 2865)
  • Organizing experience in democratic, social justice-oriented labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations and campaigns
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents
  • An ability to work with student workers across diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication

 

Candidates who identify as people of color, working class, queer, trans, women, and/or disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Salary and Length of Employment

This part-time summer organizer position will be paid at the mid-level hourly rate for ASEs across the UC system (currently $31.10/hr) for up to 15 hours of work per week. The length of your employment will be from July 2, 2017- October 7, 2017.

Instructions for Applying Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, two references, and a one-page cover letter to the UAW 2865 UCSB hiring committee at santabarbara@uaw2865.org by June 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

UAW 2865 Summer Part – PDF for Summer PT Organizing Position

New SB UAW 2865 Leadership

CAMPUS CHAIR Meg Unden  Sociology
RECORDING SECRETARY Hannah Kagan-Moore  Art History
HEAD STEWARD Avi McClelland-Cohen  Communication
HEAD STEWARD Andrew Elrod  History
HEAD STEWARD Sarp Kurgan  Global
HEAD STEWARD Dell Rose  Religious Studies
HEAD STEWARD Emily Ellis – Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology