UAW Local 5810 is the Union for over 6,000 Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of California. Through the Union we bargain collectively for improvements in wages, hours, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment. The consistent support and participation of a majority of Postdocs has been key to the formation and growth of our Union.

In August 2010, Postdocs voted by an overwhelming 96 percent margin to approve our historic first contract with the University of California.

If you would like to sign up or get involved, please call 510-845-5726 or email

“I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.” – Albert Einstein, on why he joined the faculty Union at Princeton as a charter member.