Contract Campaign 2016

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

LBL Contract Information Events

Informational Meeting
Building 66 Auditorium

Information Table
Outside Building 59 (Cafeteria)

Informational Meeting
JGI Building 310, Room 345-CR(26)

Informational Meeting
JBEI Seminar Room A

UC Contract Information Meetings
Date – Time

10/10 – 12:00 PM
Tan Hall – Room 775A

10/10 – 12:00 PM
Physics – Room 432

10/11 – 12:00PM
Natural Sciences II – Room 4206

Los Angeles
10/10 – 11:00 AM
Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB) – Room 154

10/10 – 4:15 PM
Science and Engineering 2 (SE2) – Room 290

10/10 – 12:00 PM
Batchelor Hall – Room 2158

Santa Barbara
10/13 – 12:00 PM
Bren Hall – Room 1510 (Sycamore Room)

Santa Cruz
10/12 – 3:00 PM
Sinsheimer – Room 201

San Diego
10/10 – 12:00 PM
Price Center – Eleanor Roosevelt Room

San Francisco – Mission Bay
10/10 – 12:00 PM
Diller main auditorium HD-160 on the ground level

San Francisco – Parnassus
10/10 – 4:30 PM
Kalmanovitz Library – Rooms CL-215 & CL-216

Aug 262016
UCLA Bargaining Action

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…]

Jul 292016
UCSF Gender Equity Action

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…]

Jul 262016
UCB Bargaining Action

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…]