Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Repost from “SomeStrikers” – WHY WE ARE STRIKING

The following was written by an anonymous group of academic workers who will be participating in the strike this week. They lay out their reasons for participating in the strike this week. This is a must read! Clicking the title will take you to their tumblr account, but the contents of their piece are pasted below.

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Strike FAQ

1. When is the strike and what kind of strike is it?

The UC Student Worker Union (UAW Local 2865) has voted to call for a two-day strike on April 2nd and April 3rd.  On day one of the strike (April 2nd), certain campuses (not UCLA) will be striking over unfair labor practices that particularly impact members on their campuses.  On day two of the strike, members will join together, calling for a statewide strike to protest numerous Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs). For more information on these ULPs, see this post: https://uawstrikeucla.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/why-we-strike-a-pattern-of-unfair-labor-practices/

UCLA will strike for one day on Thursday, April 3rd over unlawful intimidation of workers and management’s refusal to negotiate over TA/student ratios.

2. Do I have to strike?

The choice to strike is entirely yours. However, we urge you to strike. The option to strike was authorized in the most participated in elections the union has ever had by over 96%. This particular strike was authorized by an overwhelming number of the union’s large UC-wide representative body of graduate students and TAs, the Local’s Joint Council. Management’s pattern of illegal abuse of our rights has made striking the most effective and most important legal recourse to address these issues.

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Why We Strike: A Pattern of Unfair Labor Practices

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Our union, UAW Local 2865, has voted to call for a two-day strike.  On day one of the strike, certain campuses will be striking over unfair labor practices that particularly impact members on their campuses.  On day two of the strike, members will join together, calling for a statewide strike to protest numerous Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs).

UCLA will strike for one day on Thursday, April 3rd over unlawful intimidation of workers and management’s refusal to negotiate over TA/student ratios.

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