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December 11, 2014 10:50 am

University of California Student-Workers Union Votes to Boycott Israel

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The logo for the University of California. Photo: Google Images. – United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 285, a union representing 13,000 student-workers and academic employees in the 10-campus University of California (UC) system, on Wednesday voted to participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

A pro-BDS resolution promoted by the union’s organizers passed in a 1,411-749 vote. In a second option on the ballot, 1,136 union members pledged to personally adhere to the academic boycott of Israel.

“It is unfortunate that the UAW 2865 fell for the manipulative tactics of BDS,” the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs said in a statement. “While it masquerades as a human rights movement that seeks a better life for Palestinians, BDS’s true goal is the elimination of Israel and the end of Jewish self-determination. Indeed, at an event organized by the UAW 2865 BDS Caucus, one of the speakers explicitly stated that ‘bringing down Israel really will benefit everyone in the world.'”

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  • Marc Mittleman

    No surprise…there are so many ignorant and self righteous individuals who think collectively as opposed to individually.
    Just another sad day in the world of anti-Israel propaganda, perhaps Anti-semitism, and worse masquerading as human rights.

  • Lynne T

    Meanwhile, in the PA, Mahmoud Abbas outlawed the 40,000-member trade union last month. Yet, this UAW local claimed that BDS would benefit all workers everywhere.

    What are these cretins being taught and teaching others?

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Set fire to every UAW built car you can find.