Passed unanimously, 4/12/16
Whereas, just cause protects workers from unjust discrimination, discipline, termination, and other forms of unequal treatment, and;
Whereas, the protection of just cause is a fundamental component of any collective bargaining agreement, and;
Whereas, the University Staff Association and all other bargaining units organized under the University of Massachusetts have won and enjoy the protection of just cause, and;
Whereas, the University Staff Association recognizes students, and student workers, as our allies in the struggle for better working and learning conditions at the University;
Therefore, let it be resolved, that the University Staff Association supports the Residential Assistant and Peer Mentor unit of UAW 2322 and urges the University to grant these student workers the same fundamental right to just cause as other bargaining unit employees on campus.