We bargained late into the night during the last three days at UC Office of the President in Oakland as the clock ticked down to our contract expiration at midnight on September 30th. We have made important progress and have decided it would be best to extend the contract until October 9th in order to maintain postdoc rights while we continue to work towards an agreement.
In light of the progress made, we have also decided to postpone the strike authorization vote that was scheduled to begin today, October 1st.
Once we reach a tentative agreement, all union members will have the opportunity to read the entire agreement and vote on ratifying the contract.
Your Bargaining Team,
Anke Schennink, Ph.D., President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Ph.D., Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Stephanie Wolahan, Ph.D., Recording Secretary, UC Los Angeles
Ben Cain, Ph.D., Financial Secretary, UC Davis
Sahar Houshdaran, Ph.D., Trustee, UC San Francisco
Yijin Wang, Ph.D., Trustee, UC Santa Barbara
Kristen Yankura, Ph.D., Trustee, UC Los Angeles
Jessica Budke, Ph.D., Sergeant-At-Arms, UC Davis
Alex Hoepker, Ph.D., Guide, UC Berkeley