UAW Local 5810 is the Union chosen by a majority of the 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.
To win the first contract in 2010, super-majorities of postdocs engaged in a variety of actions, including public statements and petitions, outreach to state and federal elected officials, delegations to chancellors, and demonstrations.
|May 18-19||UC Los Angeles||Aug 4-6||UCOP Oakland|
|June 1-2||UCOP Oakland||Aug 26-28||UC Santa Cruz|
|June 15-16||UC San Diego||Sept 9-10||UC Berkeley|
|June 29-30||UC Davis||Sept 15-17||Pico Rivera UAW Office|
|July 16-17||UCSF, Mission Bay||Sept 24-25||UC Riverside|
|July 27-28||UC Irvine||Sept 28-30||UCOP Oakland|
As of today, a majority (3,238 to be exact) of postdocs at UC who have signed on to endorse the initial bargaining demands. The demands were developed through a survey, [Read More…]