Dear Postdoctoral Scholar:
UAW Local 5810 is the Union chosen by a majority of Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of California as their collective bargaining representative. The Union bargains and administers contracts with the University covering wages, benefits, hours, rights, terms and conditions of employment for all Postdoctoral Scholars.
Since all Postdoctoral Scholars receive the benefits of the Union contract, you must, under California Law, choose either to become a member of the Union and pay membership dues (currently 1.15% of gross pay) or to pay fair share fees (currently 0.865% of gross pay) as a non-member.
Please know that as a condition of your appointment, you need to fill out, sign and return the enclosed Deduction Authorization Form, which allows you to choose to become a member of UAW Local 5810 and authorizes the University to deduct your dues or fees from your stipend.