On June 29, University of California Police arrested three student workers and UAW members at UCSD on felony charges for allegedly writing messages like “Living Wage Now” on UC property in washable chalk. This is an attack on every UC workers’ fundamental democratic rights and the academic worker labor movement at large.
Last December, the University of California (UC) signed historic union contracts with over 48,000 UAW Academic Workers across the state. Since then, UC has not only refused to implement the contracts they signed, they have repeatedly retaliated against workers’ efforts to enforce their rights.
Bay Area Teamsters, join the UAW rally at the Regents in San Francisco!
Wednesday, July 19
UCSF Rutter Center, 1625 Owens St., SF
Over the past six months, UC has failed to implement wage increases, anti-bullying protections, and appointment length provisions. They have dragged out hundreds of grievances, attempted to censor demonstrations, and even failed graduate student workers for their lawful participation in the strike. They are bending university policies wherever possible in order to discipline academic workers. These arrests are the culmination of those attacks–but UC’s attempts to intimidate workers will not succeed.