Category UAW Local 2865

On the UAW Local 2865 recent election

Last year, when concerns about vote tampering were raised by Graduate students (some of which would later become candidates for the AWDU caucus) during the ratification vote of the new UAW Local 2865 contract with the University of California, nothing was done by the UAW Local 2865 Elections Committee to address the issues of potential […]

An open letter to UAW 2865 Elections Committee chair Travis Knowles

(FROM SLUG ORGANIZING COMMITTEE) An open letter to UAW 2865 Elections Committee chair Travis Knowles *** Travis: Last night three members of the elections committee hastily abandoned the vote count underway at the UCLA office without counting any ballots from Berkeley or UCLA. You presented three motions, certifying the results of the election which had […]


The UAW Local 2865 Elections Committee just certified the recent Statewide and Local campus elections while throwing out ALL UC Berkeley and UCLA votes, the two largest campuses with a possible total of up to 40% of the votes. I guess they just don’t care about what those students have to say (specially, since they […]

Open Letter To UAW Local 2865 President Daraka Larimore Hall

(FROM UCGRADSTRIKE): Dear President Larimore-Hall, As enrolled and active graduate students in the UC system; as elected officers and members of our union, UAW Local 2865; and as candidates in our Local’s upcoming triennial elections; we are concerned about the persistently undemocratic role of paid staff in our Local and the possibility that their lack […]