Educators Build Union Power

Graduate student researchers at the University of California are set to form the largest new union in decades, representing over 17,000 workers. Last week, organizers submitted over 10,000 signed union cards to the state’s Public Employee Relations Board in Oakland. Host Monica Cruz speaks with a graduate student researcher and union organizer on this huge campaign. PLUS members of the United Educators of San Francisco vote in historic numbers, electing every candidate on the Organizing For Union Power (OUP) Slate. Hear the president-elect speak on how rank-and-file union members can take power into their own hands.


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