Update from COVID-19 bargaining session #1

We met yesterday with UC via videoconference to bargain over changes in our working conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the call, we developed bargaining demands; you can read the Postdoc demands here and the Academic Researcher demands here. During our...

COVID-19, your union, your rights

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization announced the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is a global pandemic. Every campus in the UC system has announced that instruction and exams will be moved online for some period of time to avert further transmission. UAW 5810...

Vacancy Election Results

We are pleased to present you with the following list of newly elected UAW Local 5810 officers. As of the close of the nomination period at 5pm PST on February 13, 2020, no more than one (1) member accepted nomination for the following positions. The candidates, being...

Notice of Nomination and Vacancy Election

The strength of our union is built upon a democratic foundation. Now that Academic Researchers (ARs) have joined UAW 5810, our Joint Council has approved a new elected leadership structure to ensure representation for Academic Researchers as well. Here are the...

ARs have ratified their new contract 🙋💪👊

By a vote of 2450 to 53, a majority of all UC Academic Researchers (ARs)—Project Scientists, Professional Researchers, Specialists and Coordinators of Public Programs—have voted to ratify their first-ever union contract! As of ratification, the contract is now in...

ARs Have Reached a Proposed Agreement with UC!

After almost a week of marathon bargaining sessions, ARs have reached the proposed terms of the first-ever Academic Researcher collective bargaining agreement with UC!!!!! To finalize the agreement, the University needs to seek authorization from their Executive...

ARU Strike Authorization Vote Results

Great news! Yesterday the ARU Strike Authorization Vote concluded with 2,501 total votes cast by Academic Researchers (ARs), and 2,402 (96%) of ARs voting Yes. This means that a majority of all UC Academic Researchers have voted to authorize the Bargaining Team to...

Vacancy Election Results

We are pleased to present you with the following list of newly elected UAW Local 5810 officers and Delegates for UAW Constitutional Conventions. As of the close of the nomination period at 5pm PDT on October 3rd, 2019, no more than one (1) member accepted nomination...

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

It's unacceptable to scapegoat international students and scholars, and it's also bad economic policy: "A new study shows foreign nationals on H-1B visas make it more likely U.S. workers will be employed and have better wage growth"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2020/05/19/immigration-study-finds-h-1b-visas-help-us-college-grads/#1ed815a25c7f

Hey @SecPompeo @DHS_Wolf @USDOL University of Washington Academic Workers refuse to allow non-citizens to be scapegoated while the ultra-wealthy get handouts. STOP THE ATTACKS on international students & scholars! Pls RT. @uaw5810 @uaw2865 @gwcuaw https://www.newsweek.com/2-gop-senators-propose-bill-deny-chinese-nationals-student-visas-amid-growing-tensions-china-1506949

.@SecPompeo .@DHS_Wolf
.@USDOL 30,000 Academic Workers at Univ of California urge you NOT to restrict or suspend F-1/OPT & H-1B visas. STOP the xenophobic bans on international students. Pls RT. @KamalaHarris @uaw2865 @uaw4121 @GWCUAW
http://uaw5810.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pompeo_Wolf_Scalia_visaimmigration_0522020.pdf

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