Mark your calendar and register for these exciting upcoming events organized by your union!

UAW Academic Workers West Coast Housing Justice Conference
When: Wednesday, March 10 5:00-6:30 PM
Register here for the Zoom link

Postdocs, ARs and other academic workers are overwhelmingly rent burdened: meaning we pay over 30% and often over 50% of our wages in rent. Together with other UAW local unions on the West Coast at UC, UW and CSU, we’re having a meeting to identify big ideas for fighting for affordable housing and to start to develop action plans. Together as tenants and union members we have an opportunity to do something unprecedented: pressure Universities and other major landlords in multiple cities with large academic worker populations through direct action. Please join us to get involved in this exciting new campaign!

UAW 5810 Social Justice Seminar Series: History of the UAW featuring UAW Archivist Gavin Strassel
When: Tuesday, February 23 2:00-3:00 PM
Register here for the Zoom Link

Join the first seminar in a new series, hosted by the UAW 5810 Social Justice Working Group at UCLA. UAW Archivist Gavin Strassel will speak about the history of the union as it relates to labor organizing, advocating for social justice, and civil rights. The seminar series will continue in coming months on topics including racial justice, public safety, labor power, and rebuilding the social sphere.

UAW 5810 International Scholars Working Group Virtual Town Hall
When: Tuesday, March 2, 12:00-1:00 PM
RSVP for the town hall here (you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link the day before)
In this town hall, we’ll cover 3 topics:

  1. Our recent win on working from abroad
  2. Updates on changes to visa & immigration regulations that might impact international scholars, and our advocacy priorities
  3. International Scholar Experience Survey results, and ideas to advocate for better International Office services

Hope to see you at some or all of these events!

In Solidarity,

UAW 5810 Executive Board
Neal Sweeney, President, UC Santa Cruz
Carmen Falcone, Financial Secretary, UC Davis
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary, UC Riverside
Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Trustee, UC Davis
Tess Branon, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Maike Roth, Trustee, UC San Francisco
Ambika Kamath, Guide, UC Berkeley
Charisse Winston, Sergeant At Arms, UC San Diego
Stephany Chacon, Member At Large (PD), LBL
Elliott Peterson, Member At Large (AR), UC San Francisco