Parking Changes

Please see below for an email sent on June 21 regarding the new parking pass changes for grads

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Dear Members,

It has come to our attention that UCSB Parking has changed ASE parking passes from Pass B (staff) to a new pass called “GS” (Graduate Student) effective August 1, 2017. This will limit and restrict where TAs/ASEs can park, previously allowing us to park in violet and green lots to only yellow lots (on parking maps). Parking and transit are covered by our UAW 2865 Contract in Article 21.

If you have comments about this, please complete our quick survey (identifying information will be redacted).
We are in the process of pursuing a remedy as covered by our collective bargaining rights, utilizing UAW 2865 resources, and arranging a meeting with Transit & Parking Services and Labor Relations (date and time TBD) to hopefully maintain our parking pass access with Pass B lots.

If you have already contacted TPS, please forward the email to us and copy us on any emails about this issue: santabarbara@uaw2865.org

One way to support our rights via collective bargaining and contract negotiation gains- such as parking, wage increases, tuition/ fee remission, health care, gender neutral bathrooms, and childcare is to sign up as a member!
You can also get involved by taking our GSR survey + and supporting SB 201 in allowing GSRs to unionize via this pledge.

UAW 2865 UCSB can also be contacted via email, facebook, and our website.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about this.

In Solidarity,

UAW 2865 UCSB

Meg Undén (Sociology/ Campus Unit Chair)

Hannah Kagan-Moore (History of Art & Architecture/ Recording Secretary)

Emily Ellis (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology/ Head Steward)

Dell Rose (Religious Studies/ Head Steward)

Avi McClelland-Cohen- Cohen (Communications / Head Steward)

Andrew Elrod (History/ Head Steward)

Sarp Kurgan (Global Studies/ Head Steward)

Email: santabarbara@uaw2865.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbuaw2865
Website: https://ucsbuaw.wordpress.com/

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Welcome to our PT Summer Organizers!

Dear Members,

We are excited to share that we have a new team for our summer membership recruitment + RA campaign with SB 201 to empower workers!

Please welcome our new PT Summer Organizers with UAW 2865 UCSB. Our team includes:

Our team includes:

  • Jesilyn Faust (Global Studies)
  • Idalia P. Robles De León (Sociology)
  • Dallas Bennett (Global Studies)
  • Carlos Baéz (Geography)
  • Avi McClelland-Cohen (Communications)
  • Gary Lytle (Global Studies)

You will be seeing these wonderful folks around campus to share information about our union, rights/ benefits, empowering workers, and updates with our campaign to allow Grad Research Assistants/ Research assistants the right to unionize and collectively bargain.

As always, you can contact us with questions or concerns!

Website: https://ucsbuaw.wordpress.com/

Thanks!

— The UAW 2865 UCSB Hiring Committee

Meg Undén, Hannah Kagan-Moore, Emily Ellis, Dell Rose, Andrew Elrod, & Sarp Kurgan

 

 

 

UAW now hiring: RA Campaign Legislative Transition Coordinator, Apply by June 1

Here is a copy of the email sent on May 23rd for the UAW 2865 RA Campaign Legislative Transition Coordinator. Apply by June 1.


Dear UAW 2865 Members,

The Research Assistant (RA) Campaign of UAW 2865, the union for Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors at the University of California, is looking to hire a Legislative Transition Coordinator at 15 hours a week, for the period of July 30 – September 30, 2017. Those interested should apply by 5pm, June 1 (details below).

Position Details

37.5% position at TA/GSI hourly pay rate, approximately $4200 for the duration of the appointment.

Purpose of the RA Campaign and Campaign Timeline

Research Assistants (RAs, often called GSRs) carry out a significant portion of the cutting-edge work propelling our University’s research mission. This work helps attract roughly $5 billion per year to California in research grants, and makes UC a world- renowned public university. Yet these RAs currently lack a voice through collective bargaining, even though virtually all other academic employees at UC, CSU and private institutions have this basic and critical workplace right. In fact, many RAs are in the absurd position of rotating between working as an RA and a TA and thus have unequal rights from one academic term (or appointment) to the next.

California Senator Nancy Skinner has introduced SB 201. This bill includes the ability for those who work as Research Assistants (RAs; often graduate student researchers but also including paid undergraduate Research Assistants) at public institutions, including at the University of California and California State Universities, to be recognized as employees and therefore to be allowed to choose to collectively bargain under the Higher Education Employee-Employer Relations Act (HEERA). It also maintains collective bargaining rights for those student employees who currently have them.

SB201 is currently on the Senate side of the CA legislature in the Appropriations committee, and if all goes well, it will be on the Senate floor in June, to the Assembly in July, and to Governor Jerry Brown by September. Once the bill is signed, our Local will engage in a membership drive of RAs and GSRs, also known as a “card campaign”, to unionize these currently unrepresented workers.

Job description

The RA Campaign Legislative Transition Coordinator’s (LTC) primary responsibility will be to see the legislative process through the end, when the bill makes it to Governor Brown’s desk (and optimistically, through its signing). This includes liaising with membership/potential members (i.e., RAs/GSRs) on the campuses and legislative offices for lobbying efforts. This position will also include communication with our sister Locals, UAW 5810 (the union the represents UC Post Docs) and UAW 4123 (the union that represents academic workers in the CSU system). The LTC will coordinate with new leadership and organizing staff regarding next steps. If the bill is successful, the LTC will coordinate the transition from a legislative campaign to a “card campaign.”

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Skills required:

·       UAW Local 2865 member in good standing for at least 90 days

·       Experience with lobbying in the California legislature, communicating with legislative offices, lobbyists and student lobby corps

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

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

·       Ability to work unsupervised with honesty, and complete projects in a timely manner

·       Clear, fast, and effective communication skills, especially via email

·       Strong and affable in-person communication skills

·       A willingness to engage in on-the-ground organizing with members and non-members, including phone calls and in-person work

·       Knowledge of the structure of Local 2865 and our Contract

Skills desired:

·       Experience managing a team of workers and volunteers

·       Strong connections with student-workers in STEM fields

·       Prior experience with on-the-ground, grassroots organizing, especially in difficult to reach or unfriendly social environments

·       Experience lobbying for SB 201 is highly desirable

Application process

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to RA@uaw2865.org no later than 5pm, June 1.


 

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