UAW Local 2865–Irvine (LOCATIONS AND TIMES for Voting period on New Contract Ratification)

23 Nov

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ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT THE UNION AGREEMENT? ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

SO ARE WE.

After 5 months of negotiation, UC has repeatedly violated labor law, stalled bargaining, walked out of meetings, and refused to meet us halfway. They have disrespected and cut out of communication those bargaining members who questioned the agreement or the decisions about tactics around this effort. Over the summer, the team spent hours making phone calls about a ridiculous “Report Card” rather than doing any real mobilizing.

Instead of mobilizing our power, our statewide union leadership completely capitulated and accepted the offer UC gave us two months ago, with only minor “victories,” and is labeling it a win. A significant minority of the bargaining committee even voted against the tentative agreement. Today the UAW responded to the call for a “no vote” as “not respecting the democratic process.” They would rather have you rubber-stamp a crappy contract than think about it and vote your conscience–and they want to call that democracy.

The bottom line is this: while cost of living and rent are rapidly increasing, we’re getting a 2% PAY CUT after inflation.

Therefore, we are calling on each member to vote NO on the contract ratification, from Nov. 29th to Dec. 2nd. We want to be clear that we are doing so as a militant gesture, not to divide and weaken the union, but to prepare the membership to fight on our own behalf for our wages and working conditions. We hope the UAW leadership views a strong NO vote to be a sign that there is support for more aggressive measures and capacity for grassroots organizing on each campus.

For more information and organizing news check out:

https://ucgradstrike.wordpress.com/

Read the statement by the five dissenting members of the Bargaining Committee here:

http://thosewhouseit.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/five-members-of-the-uaw-2865-bargaining-team-urge-rank-and-file-to-mobilize-for-a-no-vote/

And sign the pledge to Vote NO here:

http://www.ucstudents.org/voteno

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.NO MORE PAY CUTS. NO MORE CONCESSIONS. NO MORE DISRESPECT.

VOTE NO TO REJECT THE SELLOUT CONTRACT

AND LET’S FIGHT FOR A CONTRACT THAT WORKS FOR US!

TIMES/DATES:
Monday
10am-4pm: Ring Road in front of Reines Hall (FRH)
10am-1pm: Ring Road in front of Social Science Tower
2pm-4pm: In front of Humanities Hall
5pm-8pm: on the pedestrian bridge to Palo Verde

Tuesday
10am-4pm: Ring Road in front of Reines Hall (FRH)
10am-1pm: Ring Road in front of Social Science Tower

Wednesday
10am-4pm: Ring Road in front of Reines Hall (FRH)
10am-1pm: Ring Road in front of Social Science Tower
2pm-4pm: In front of Humanities Hall
5pm-8pm: Grad Housing Entrance to Verano (corner of E Peltason and Pereira)

Thursday
10am-4pm: Ring Road in front of Reines Hall (FRH)
10am-1pm: Ring Road in front of Social Science Tower
2pm-4pm: In front of Humanities Hall
5pm-8pm: on the pedestrian bridge to Palo Verde

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