We’re pleased to announce that the one-year contract extension was ratified by a vote of 4010 to 27, a 99.3% margin. A majority of all Postdocs voted to ratify the extension! As of today’s ratification, the contract extension is now in effect and our contract will expire on September 30, 2021.

With this agreement, all the provisions in our current contract will continue for another year and our union will also create a joint committee with UC to discuss issues that impact gender equity — specifically childcare and expanded paid family leave. If you’d like to get involved in this committee to improve gender equity issues, please send an email.

Sign up for Membership and Strengthen Our Union
Having a contract in place is only part of making sure Postdocs’ rights are protected. If you haven’t yet done so, we strongly encourage you to join us as union members. Each and every member makes us stronger!

The more Postdocs who participate in our Union, the more collective power we all have. Our ability to enforce the many rights and protections we’ve won and expand them in the future depends on every Postdoc becoming a Union member.

Click here to sign up as a member now.

Next Steps for our Union

  • Making sure all Postdocs are protected and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, email your union.
  • Advocating for issues most important to Postdocs, like gender equity, fair immigration policies, climate change, science funding, etc.
  • Building power for future rounds of contract negotiations

If you would like to be involved or learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

In solidarity,

UAW 5810 Elections Committee

Howard Isaacson, UC Berkeley
Megan Willis, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Elsa Abs, UC Irvine
Agustina De Francesco, UC Riverside
Izel Tekin, UC Santa Barbara
Mohammed Salah El Hadri, UC San Diego
Mariana Gómez-Schiavon, UC San Francisco