Thursday, April 9th
7:00 - 9:00 pm


COVID Grievances, Contract Negotiations, and Organizing for Worker Power

Facilitated by Duane Wright (UC Davis)

This workshop will examine the processes of filing union grievances and contract negotiations and how they can be used to build rank-and-file worker power to transform the university.

Audience: General public, with specific focus on people interested in building local power (departments and other collectives) for COVID bargaining and COLA.

Duane Wright is a sociologist of education and labor with over 18 quarters of experience teaching and organizing for liberation at UC Davis. He studies public school activism, grade/exam strikes, and collective action more generally, and was a leader in the 2012-2013 UAW contract campaign.


The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.