The vote to ratify a one-year extension to our Postdoc Union contract begins today! In our capacity as the union’s bargaining team, we strongly encourage a “Yes” vote as this will maintain our salary increases, health benefits, lay-off safeguards and many other protections during this period of upheaval and uncertainty. You can read the extension agreement here and our full contract here.

The vote will continue through midnight on Thursday, May 14. If you have any issues with accessing your ballot, please email

And thanks to everyone who attended the Q&A session about the contract extension proposal on Friday. There will be another Q&A session Monday at 12pm.

In solidarity,

Postdoc Bargaining Team

Anke Schennink, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, UC Santa Cruz
Lydia Majure, UC Berkeley
Amanda McLaughlin, UC Berkeley
Charisse Winston, UC San Diego
Alex Blacutt, UC Riverside
Stephany Chacon, LBL