Union Builder Communicator: September 12, 2017

(1) Join the Zone Contact Web Discussion with UPTE President Jelger Kalmijn
WHAT: 1) UC proposes slashing retiree health benefits, 2) UPTE membership re-affirmation, 3) UC union pension, and 4) bargaining town hall.

WHEN & HOW: Wednesday, September 13 at noon and 7PM. Sign up to receive your invitation link and call-in number. The web discussion will include an open ended question and answer.

(2) Help with Final Push for Off-Shoring Bill (AB 848)
Our bill stops UC from sending jobs out of the country, and must pass the state Senate this week. UC and CSU lobbyists want to kill this bill – no surprise there. Let your Senators know you support this bill and want them to stick to their principles and vote in favor of AB848.

(3) UPTE Stands in Support of DACA!
UPTE and UC agree . . . DACA must stay and be made into law. UC is suing the Trump administration over its rescinding of DACA. UPTE is urging members to add your voice to support DACA. Deporting young people who arrived in our country as children makes no humanitarian or economic sense. UC has sued the federal government. We in UPTE want Congress to pass real immigration reform

(4) Pension Fight Back Town Hall
Across the state, UPTE, CNA, and AFSCME will hold joint town halls for all members. Bring your co-workers to this major escalation of our pressure campaign to protect our pensions from Wall Street financial firms. Check the Town Hall webpage as we post date, time and location for your campus or medical center. ___________________________________________________________________________
This e-publication was prepared by UPTE-CWA President Jelger Kalmijn. Contact him if you have any questions or comments.