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Election 2017: A message from Jamie McDole


We are running for Officers of UPTE as a team united by a vision for a more powerful, democratic, and member-run union. Under the Status Quo, far too few UPTE members are connected to our union in the workplace, which has meant weaker contracts and an inability to enforce them. We know first-hand what it feels like to be in a union that doesn’t give us the support we need.

We have been reaching out to leaders across UPTE to have serious discussions about the challenges facing us. These conversations have solidified our belief that we need not just a new President but a team who is committed to new ideas and new methods.

Together we will:

• Win fair wages that can keep up with the skyrocketing cost of living in California
• Restore jobs to reverse the trend of under-staffing and increasing workloads, which negatively impact students and patients
• Strengthen our membership in the face of anti-union attacks
• Organize thousands of new workers

• Jamie McDole for President
• Dan Russell for Executive Vice President
• Shanna Vela for Treasurer
• Joaquin Chavez for Vice President
• Fernando Martinez for Secretary

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