From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:40 AM
Subject: Urgent: Please sign and re-post widely: Respect Union Democracy and BDS in GSOC-UAW
As labor BDS is beginning to take off, our sister UAW members of GSOC (NYU) are under undemocratic attack from UAW 2110 leadership.
To support them, please sign here: Union officials attempt to cancel elections and silence support for BDS
Union officials attempt to cancel elections and silence support for BDS
NEW YORK: Late Friday night, graduate student workers at New York University were shocked to receive notice from UAW Local 2110 Executive Board that the Local was cancelling the scheduled elections and installing a slate of members to the executive body of the graduate union, GSOC, by default. The incident in Local 2110 could cause major setbacks for UAW efforts to organize graduate workers at other universities. This sudden suspension of union democracy coincides with a much-publicized GSOC referendum on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, scheduled to take place during elections this week. The news also comes after months of preparation for the elections to GSOC’s Assembly of Stewards and Local 2110’s Joint Council, long scheduled to take place from Monday, April 18, to Thursday, April 21.