UCSD Postdocs met with our bargaining team during the Thursday session. This is an historic week! During this 3-day bargaining session at UCSD, the University officially agreed that the postdocs [Read More…]
Tentative Agreement Reached!
We are ecstatic to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the University of California on a new four-year contract through September 30th, 2020.
The new contract dramatically improves conditions for postdocs, including: increasing postdoc salaries to the highest of any public university in the US, providing paid parental leave for all postdocs, improving appointment length, and strengthening protections against discrimination and sexual harassment, while maintaining all our current hard-won rights. As your bargaining committee we encourage you to vote to ratify the contract during the ratification vote. The vote will start on Monday, October 10th.
Follow the links below to view important information regarding the new contract.
You can also view the full Tentative Agreement, which has full contract language and details changes from the previous contract.
Contract Ratification Vote
The Contract Ratification Vote begins Monday, October 10th. The contract is not official until it is ratified by Postdocs. On Monday, October 10th, you will be emailed a link to vote. The vote will continue through Friday, October 14th. If you have questions or want more information on the tentative agreement, Contract Information meetings are scheduled for this week on every campus (see below to find yours). You can also contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UC Contract Information Meetings
The numbers are in – postdocs voted overwhelmingly in favor of strike authorization at UC. [Read More…]
150+ UCLA postdocs marched to the Executive Vice Chancellor’s office to tell him to stop UC’s delays and stalling tactics. Since UC’s bargaining team claims they need authority from the [Read More…]
The UC’s bargaining team keeps saying they need authority from the UC administration to bargain a fair contract. So today at UCLA, 150+ postdocs marched to the Executive Vice Chancellor’s office to invite him to either join us at the bargaining table or tell the UC bargaining team they have the authority to bargain a fair contract. No Justice, No Research! [Read More…]
On Thursday and Friday, we were bargaining at UC Irvine. The good news: our solidarity and actions are having an effect. After 2.5 months, UC finally responded to our proposal [Read More…]
Below is a summary of proposals thus far made both by UAW 5810 and UC. Our proposals have all been based on our initial bargaining demands that were endorsed by [Read More…]
Today, over 50 UCSF postdocs marched to the Grad Dean’s office to deliver the message that UC must prioritize gender equity in bargaining! [Read More…]
Nancy Skinner, former California Assembly Member and California State Senate candidate, joined us today to show solidarity with UC postdocs. Berkeley postdocs came out in force to show UC we [Read More…]
Today in Berkeley, ~200 postdocs gathered to demand that UC stop their bad faith bargaining. Also, former Assemblymember and current State Senate candidate, Nancy Skinner, delivered strong words of support in our contract fight, and spoke passionately about fair compensation for postdocs and gender equity. We finished up by chanting: “No Justice, No Research!” [Read More…]
“At current salary levels, most UC postdocs can barely keep their heads above water, let alone put away any money for the future.” Back in bargaining this week – UC needs to stop avoiding salary negotiations and bring a real proposal on compensation to the table” [Read More…]