UCLA Expanded Strike Demands (UCLARNF)

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In alignment with @sjpatucla, @ucladivest & @fjpatucla demands, our rank and file members have collectively and democratically adopted and are prepared to strike for the following expanded demands in response to what we see as the limitations of UAW 4811’s official demands:

1. Divestment of all UC-wide and UCLA Foundation funds from companies and institutions that are complicit in the Israeli occupation, apartheid, and genocide of the Palestinian people.

2. Disclosure of all UCLA Foundation and UC-wide assets and funding sources, including but not limited to contracts, grants, gifts, and investments. These should be presented in a publicly available, publicly accessible, perpetually up-to-date database.

3. Amnesty for all academic employees, students, student groups, faculty, and staff who face disciplinary action or arrest due to involvement in or support for the Palestine Solidarity Encampment. UCLA must cover all medical bills related to injuries sustained by academic employees, students, faculty, and staff at or as a result of their support for the encampment.

4. Cops Off Campus: The immediate removal of LAPD, LASD, CHP, and other “external” law enforcement from campus; the dissolution of UCPD and reallocation of those funds to support students, especially Black, brown, and Palestinian students; the exploration, development, and implementation of non-carceral, democratically controlled forms of securing community safety; the abolition of policing on campus; and the immediate termination of Rick Braziel and dissolution of the Office of Campus Safety.

5. A codified, grievable commitment to protect free speech and political expression on campus, including protests and expressions of support for Palestine and the Palestinian liberation struggle.

6. Boycott: Sever all UC-wide connections to Israeli universities, including study abroad programs, fellowships, seminars, and research collaborations, and UCLA’s Nazarian Center.

7. Transitional funding that empowers researchers to reject employment from funding sources tied to the military or to oppression of Palestinians. The UC must provide centralized transitional funding to workers whose funding is tied to the military or foundations that support Palestinian oppression.

8. Gene Block’s immediate resignation in disgrace for his profound disregard for the safety of UCLA students and workers since the start of the encampment.

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