|Union Builder Communicator: June 29, 2011|
|AP Campaign Preparations
We met our first major hurdle of having 2000 administrative professionals sign a “commitment card” that they support UPTE-CWA. With 2000 supporters in hand we have gone to our national union (CWA) for support to launch our signature drive for unionization.
Our national union is now working with us to put all final resources in place. They will conduct another phone/web survey to gauge support and identify burning issues. We will recruit and train many more activists to speak to their co-workers about forming a union – we need 100’s more, can you help? Activists are having their photos taken and submitting quotes about why they want a union. These will be used for future literature as well as electronic media. We hope to collect the first signatures in August.
UC Attack on UPTE-CWA & AFSCME Union Leaders
UC has refused to issue further leaves for union business for:
We are pressuring UC through the legislature to stop this union busting. We will pressure the Regents as well. UC wants to force us into an arbitration which we believe we can win but possibly not soon enough to forestall many of us from having to return to full UC jobs.
We should not have to arbitrate what has been a long-standing practice. UC labor relations has deliberately escalated their union-busting in preparation for our bargaining of pension and benefits next year.
Bulletin Coming With Pay Information
Organize Benefits/Pension Discussion In Your Workplace
Last issue's winner was Sarah Meder of UCSD. Congratulations!
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