Gender Equity in Academia

In September of 2016, UC Postdocs testified to the UC Regents on gender inequity at UC
UCSD Postdocs and their families met the UC Bargaining team on its way to lunch to demand paid parental leave for all Postdocs
One of four teach-ins on fighting sexual harassment during UAW 5810’s week of action
In July of 2016, UCSF Postdocs marched to the Grad Dean’s office to demand improved sexual harassment protections at UC

Gender inequity – the fact that women academics, and especially those with children, are paid less, have less job security, face sexual harassment at a dramatically higher rate, and ultimately decide to leave the academy with much greater frequency than their male counterparts, is an issue of the gravest importance at UC and throughout academia. From taking a lead role in calling out the university’s failure to address the sexual harassment crisis at UC, to aggressively pursuing workplace gender discrimination grievances, to winning Paid Parental Leave in our new contract, UC Postdocs have made gender equity a core mission of our union’s efforts.

Recent Actions
Jan 032019
Happy New Year!

Postdoc Union members at our statewide membership meeting in October. 2018 was a big year for our union — starting salaries went up by over $2500, we successfully enforced our [Read More…]

Jan 042018
2017 Wrap Up and the Road Ahead

This year clearly showed why it’s so important that Postdocs are unionized. As the attacks from the new Administration rolled in—some expected, like proposed cuts to federal research funding, and [Read More…]