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
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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
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Jul 162016
 
Bargaining Update - Session 4

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…]

Jul 072016
 
UCLA Gender Equity Action

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…]

Jul 022016
 
Bargaining Update - Session 3

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…]

Jun 272016
 
Show Your Solidarity with UC Postdocs

We’re fighting to win a contract that reflects the value of Postdoc contributions to UC’s research mission. Better working conditions produce better research. That’s why UC must adopt policies that [Read More…]