Tuesday, June 24, 2014

California Grad Employee Contract Shows Reform Works

Labor Notes
June 24th, 2014


   This week 13,000 teaching assistants, readers, and tutors at the University of California ratified a new four-year contract.
   We made big gains on both bread-and-butter and social justice issues, with a 17 percent wage  increase over four years, new language on class size, longer paid parental leaves, a larger child care subsidy with expanded coverage, a new committee to equalize opportunities for undocumented students, and a mandate to create lactation stations and all-gender bathrooms. (See box.)
    It’s a good moment to look back on how we got here. This is the first contract since our reform caucus, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, took the helm of our union, UAW Local 2865, in the spring of 2011


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