* SCFA Supports Our Student-Workers

Please join me in congratulating our AFSCME colleagues for the successful conclusion of their negotiations, which as you all have heard has averted next week’s planned strike. This is an important victory for our workers.

Our TA union (Student-Workers Union UAW 2865) is, however, proceeding with its plans for a strike on March 5, 2014. TA’s cannot of course be penalized for participating in a legal strike, so please make the necessary adjustments due to TA’s absence from work on that day. We at the Faculty Association encourage you to familiarize yourselves with the TA union’s issues, and to do what you can to support their strike. The TA union is currently without a contract with the University of California, which limits the union’s ability to pursue grievances by other means.