Today at universities nation-wide, Postdocs, students, workers, and other members of the academic community took part in rallies and actions protesting the Trump administration’s immigration at ban. Across the state [Read More…]
We believe a fair and humane immigration policy and the free and open exchange of people and ideas across borders are essential to both science and a just society.
One of the fundamental tenants of our union is to advocate at all levels for rights, policies, and opportunities which reflects these values. Please read on to learn about what we are working on and how you can get involved.
If you have questions regarding you and/or your family’s immigration/visa status, please don’t hesitate to contact the union at email@example.com and we will do everything we can to help.
- Supreme Court Amicus Brief – Travel Ban
- U.S. District Court Declaration of UAW 5810 President Anke Schennink
- Sign On: Academics Against Immigration Executive Order
This petition opposing Trump’s executive orders on immigration has been signed by over 20,000 academics including many members of the UC community
- We declare #NoMuslimBanEver—Field Toolkit (from national coalition against the Muslim travel ban)
- The Ninth Circuit Banned Trump’s Ban Because it Hurts Science (Wired, 2/9/2017)
- Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss (NY Times, 2/9/2017)
- L.A. federal judge orders a temporary halt to part of Trump’s travel ban (LA Times, 2/2/2017)
- Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science (The Atlantic, 1/29/2017)
- How Trump’s travel ban could hurt science (Washington Post, 1/29/2017)
- State of Resistance: Labor Will Double Down in Trump Era (Capital and Main, 1/25/2017)
- Letter to the editor: UAW is a strong ally for international students and postdocs (Columbia Spectator, 12/5/2016)
- In Immigration Reform Debate, Labor Should Focus on Uniting the 99% (calitics, 7/29/2013)
- Labor and Immigrant Groups Can Move Forward Together (Huffington Post, 2/07/2013)
- The Track-Star Economy (New Yorker, 8/27/2012)
Science Has No Borders Profiles
International Postdocs’ contributions to science and research create progress, generate positive economic impacts for our state, and help us better understand the world. UC Postdocs will continue fighting for our right to live and work in the US free from discrimination and intolerance!
Today, along with UAW Local 2865 (the union for TA’s, Tutors and Readers at UC), we hosted an information panel about international travel, visas and immigration, and the recent Executive [Read More…]
Following mass protests at many major airports on Saturday, President Trump’s executive order banning entry from seven Muslim-majority countries has been temporarily stayed by a Federal judge, but only for [Read More…]
We were deeply moved and empowered last weekend by the massive turnout for the Women’s marches that took place across the country. Up and down California, UC Postdocs joined with [Read More…]
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…]
Dear Editor, We are the statewide leadership of the union for 7,000 Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, UAW Local 5810. Our union membership [Read More…]
At this point you are all likely aware of the results of yesterday’s election. At the state level, there were a number of successes including a majority of our endorsed [Read More…]
As you know, thousands of international postdocs are proud members and elected leaders of UAW Local 5810. Our union has a history of speaking up against discrimination in all forms. [Read More…]
Join the National Call-In Days for Immigration Reform! Starting today through Thursday (March 12-14) contact Congress at (888) 817-5602 and tell them you want a better visa system and a [Read More…]
Our own Anke Schennink (Financial Secretary, UC Davis) testified yesterday before the State Assembly’s Labor and Employment Committee on her experience on a J-1 visa. Immigrants and guest workers are [Read More…]