UAW Women’s Conference in Black Lake Michigan

Interested in attending the UAW Women’s Conference in Black Lake, Michigan Aug 3-8th? We have a few spots but must register by the end of this week! Contact Jocelyn at jocelyn@uaw2322.org for more info.

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Each year, the UAW brings members from around the country to Black Lake for the annual Women’s Conference.  This year, participants will meet with our new International President, Dennis Williams and Vice-President Cindy Estrada about their agenda for the coming years from a perspective relevant to women activists.  Julie Kushner will be there and will give her perspectives as a woman in leadership in the UAW.

During the week, there will be a combination of educational/informational and social/fun activities through which participants will get to share and generate ideas about growing the power and activism of women in the UAW and will have a great opportunity to build relationships with other UAW women leaders and activists from around the country.   Members always come back energized and inspired to build their locals.

Justice Cup this Sunday in Holyoke!

Join UAW 2322 at the Western Mass Jobs with Justice Justice Cup THIS SUNDAY in Holyoke! UAW 2322 has sponsored a team, if you would like to play on it, please contact Jocelyn at jocelyn@uaw2322.org ASAP and she will sign you up! Team registration begins at 9:30 am. Info is below.

http://wmjwj.org/content/justice-cup-registration 


HOW IT WORKS

1)    Create a soccer team of 5-10 players or sign up as an individual and we will assign you to a team.
2)    Pick a division: Competitive, Just for Fun, or Family.
3)    If registering as a team, pick a team name and designate a Team Captain to stay in touch with the planning crew.

You will be guaranteed 3-5 games depending on registration numbers. The games will be 5 vs 5 with small goals and no goalie. Each game will be 30 minutes long with two 15-minute halves. All players/teams are expected to bring a light and dark team jersey. There will be a strict no slide-tackling rule. Amateur referees will call the games.

JUSTICE CUP SCHEDULE ~ SUNDAY JULY 20

Individual Registration at 9:00 AM
Team Registration at 9:30AM
First Round of Games: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch, Music, Announcements: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Second Round of Games:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Acknowledgements and Trophy Presentations: 3:00 PM

Results of 2014-2015 GEO Election

Dear GEO Members,

Election season has come to a close and there are many people to congratulate. You can see our new GEO Officers below:

Co-Chairs: Anna Waltman and Anais Surkin
Mobilization Coordinator: Yetunde Ajao
Steering At-Large Member: Eric Hoyt

Also, congratulations to the By-Laws committee! The By-Laws revisions were overwhelmingly approved in the election. Furthermore, we have news about the Constitutional Convention Delegate/Alternate election. All four candidates will win by acclamation, due to a UAW2322 Executive Board decision to help fill open spots at the local level. So, there won’t be a GEO election for Constitutional Convention Delegates. Instead, let’s congratulate the following delegates:

Eric Hoyt
Luke Pretz
Jocelyn Silverlight
Danielle Allessio

Finally, thank you to everyone who came out and voted. We had excellent voter turnout this year.

In Solidarity,
GEO Elections Committee
elections@geouaw.org

Hiring Notice: GEO Grievance Coordinator 2014-2015

Hiring Notice: GEO Grievance Coordinator 2014-2015

 

The Grievance Coordinator will solicit member concerns to determine which are contract violations, and which are issues to organize around. If the University violates the contract, the procedure for seeking redress is the grievance process; in conjunction with the UAW 2322 Servicing Representatives, the GEO Grievance Coordinator is responsible for managing this process.

Successful applicants will need to have a detailed familiarity with the GEO contract, be comfortable with administrative and legal procedures, and have a commitment to upholding the contract. Attention to detail, strong research and interpersonal skills, assertiveness and diplomacy in relations with University administrators, persistence, and ability to follow-through are essential for this job. Experience working with union contracts and knowledge of state labor laws is preferable.

Strong preference will be given to GEO members that have previous GEO experience, including active participation with campaigns and committees. All members in good standing of GEO-UAW 2322 for the two consecutive semesters prior to applying are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to the principles of social justice and collective action. All GEO employees should also demonstrate willingness to work towards the union’s collective goals and a commitment to being part of an organization that is fighting for progressive change on the UMass campus and beyond.

The core responsibilities for this position are investigating potential contract violations, speaking to GEO members who feel their rights have been violated, filing grievances, attending grievance hearings, and monitoring the resolution of grievances. The Grievance Coordinator works closely with UAW 2322 Servicing Representatives in the performance of these duties. The Grievance Coordinator is directly supervised by the UAW 2322 President and the GEO Steering Committee.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Educating members about the grievance procedure and providing training and support to stewards so they can handle the first step of grievances.

2. Organizing around grievances by working with stewards as well as Servicing Reps and GEO-UAW elected leadership.

3. Assisting with the process of publicizing successful grievances.

4. Contributing content to the GEO website and other media as appropriate.

All employees are expected to devote a portion of their paid working hours to office management tasks (i.e. holding office hours, answering phones, taking messages, in-taking grievances, greeting members who come into the office, etc.) and to attend meetings as required, including regular weekly staff meetings. Some night and weekend hours may be required.

This position is for 20 hours per week for the 2014-2015 academic year with a prospective start date of the first week of June. The salary is the same as the average campus-wide stipend. GEO/UAW Local 2322 will provide training. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

In order to apply, please submit:

1. A resume.

2. A cover letter stating the reasons you are interested in the position and your qualifications.

3. A completed GEO grievance coordinator application. You can download the application by clicking here.

4. Be prepared to bring proof of your student status to your interview (e.g. a letter from your GPD confirming your status).

Applications should be emailed to personnel@geouaw.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014. Interviews will be on a rolling basis.