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
May 022017
People's Climate & May Day Marches

One week after the March for Science, Postdocs once again demonstrated our determination to fight for a more just world by attending the People’s Climate Marches on Saturday, April 29th, [Read More…]

Jan 202017
2016 Wrap Up and the Road Ahead

In this, our first issue of our new quarterly Postdoc Union newsletter, we’ll be sharing updates from across the state about what our union has been working on and how [Read More…]

Sep 282016
More Support from Congress

This morning Congresswoman Jackie Speier delivered a letter to UC President Janet Napolitano supporting our demand for increased paid parental leave that meets or exceeds the NIH/NSF standard. To improve [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…]