UCI postdocs paid a visit to Vice-Provost-Dean Leslie’s office today to demand that UC prioritizes gender equity. [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
On July 7, UCLA postdocs marched to the Grad Dean’s office to demand the NIH standard of 8 weeks of parental leave at full pay. UC’s bargaining team kicked off [Read More…]
“UC’s lack of commitment to improving gender equity in the academy is evident not just in the superficial nature of its rhetoric, but also in its failure to act on its stated goals.” [Read More…]
UCSB postdocs marched to Cheadle Hall – the main administrative building – to voice our demands for gender equity, paid parental leave, and better sexual harassment policies. [Read More…]
Today at UCLA, Postdocs, our children, and even our grandparents marched to the Grad Dean’s office to demand Gender Equity at UC including [Read More…]
30 postdocs gathered to march over to the Chancellor’s Office to deliver a letter about our gender equity demands. Upon arriving, [Read More…]
Many UCSD postdocs (and some children) gather outside bargaining room to support the postdoc bargaining team The highlight of this Thursday and Friday’s bargaining session was a great showing from [Read More…]
UC’s Compensation “Supposal” We just completed two days of bargaining at UCSF Mission Bay. Despite having 2.5 weeks between sessions, UC again arrived unprepared. Instead of responding to our Compensation [Read More…]
Our first bargaining session concluded a few hours ago and we wanted to update you on where things stand. As was expressed in our Op-ed yesterday, we are committed to working together with the University [Read More…]
Today, our bargaining team will meet with the university for our first day of negotiations on a new contract.
In recognition of what this moment represents, UAW 5810 President Anke Schennink, has published an op-ed on Medium which lays out why this negotiation is not just about improving postdoc rights and benefits, but also represents an incredible opportunity for postdocs and the university to work together to significantly shape the face of scientific research at UC and beyond. [Read More…]