We will hold our May membership meeting on Monday, 04/17 at 6:30pm.
We’ll discuss general updates on the process of establishing our local, including reports on our finances, membership, and provisions from our contract that should go into effect soon like the university-wide committee on bullying.
In terms of organizing, we would like to start a conversation about fighting back against austerity measures by the University, including the caps on raises and retirement, and brainstorm possible actions we can take as a union.
We will also discuss the upcoming referendum on whether the UAW will transition from a delegate system for union-wide elections to a “one-member-one-vote” system, in which each member votes on our national leadership directly. All members of our union will be able to participate in this referendum, likely over the Fall. Click here to read some resolutions passed by other UAW Academic Locals.
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or if there are topics you would like to discuss at future membership meetings.
As a reminder, to conduct discussions and votes in an orderly manner at our membership meetings, we follow the parliamentary procedure used in most Local Unions and community organization meetings outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order. You can find a cheat sheet with the most commonly used rules here. If you have any questions about how to use these rules during the meeting, always feel free to ask. As a new local union, we are all learning together and there are no wrong questions.