Adopted by UAW Local 2865
Subject: Take Action Monday – Don’t Let the Regents Suppress Our Movement
Dear fellow students,
After failing to suppress our movement to Refund California with
violence in Berkeley, Davis, and Long Beach, the bankers and
millionaires on the UC Board of Regents have scheduled a sham
teleconference for Monday, November 28th. They plan to vote on the
teleconference for a 2012 UC budget that again makes students and
workers pay — instead of making banks and millionaires pay. The have
also announced a phone commission of their own staff and consultants
to investigate their failed attempts to suppress us with violent
Our union has called for actions at the teleconference to open the
Regents meeting to the 99% and devote the discussion to how Regents
can support the ReFund California Pledge to make banks and
millionaires pay. Can you join us? Please sign up on Facebook and
then share the event with your friends now:
Here are the details for the teleconference action for students at Berkeley:
Open the Regents to the 99%. No Sham Investigations. Make Banks Pay
Monday, November 28th
7 am – Gather at Bancroft and Telegraph for caravans and carpools to the action.
8 am – Gather at UCSF Mission Bay Community Center * 1675 Owens St.
*Call 510.987.9220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and cc
email@example.com to signup for public comment so you are let
into the teleconference room.
In this extraordinary time, some GSIs and faculty are planning to take
their classes to the action at the Regents teleconference. Student
and faculty walkouts have been voted for by thousands of students at
UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. If you can normally take your class to
special activities, bringing your class to these actions is no
exception — especially if faculty in your department are doing so.
As union members, we are contractually barred from striking in their
capacity as University employees. We should carry out our required job
duties at all times, unless authorized not to by a supervisor — for
example a faculty member participating in the walkout.
Further, when acting as students and/or not “on the clock” as
University employees, we have the same rights as all other students to
support, assist or participate in the actions, as well as to inform
other students of what has happened and of the plans for the action.
In any case, we are committed as a union to defending each of our
members’ rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech on Nov.
28th and always.