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More Info On Visa Order // Write Congress To Stop Visa Restrictions

Thanks to the hundreds of members who joined Tuesday’s Info Session on the latest Executive Order impacting non-immigrant visa programs. If you weren’t able to join, or you would just like to review it, you can find the video recording here. Our union is also...

Executive Order Limiting Nonimmigrant Visa Travel And Info Session Tues 10.30AM

President Trump issued an Executive Proclamation today that suspends entry to the US for some non-immigrants from June 24, 2020 until at least the end of the year. This executive order is more limited than initially expected and does not include anyone with a valid...

Possible Executive Order restricting non-immigrant visa entry

A number of immigration law firms are reporting that the Trump Administration is preparing an Executive Order to be released in the coming days/weeks that could have serious negative consequences for visa holders (possibly including H-1B, J-1, F-1/OPT, L-1 and...

Updates: Benefits open enrollment, retirement plans, BLM actions

We have updates on a special open enrollment period for medical benefits due to COVID-19. There are also new options for retirement account withdrawals and loans for Postdocs and ARs impacted by the pandemic. In addition, our union is supporting the international call...

Solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

We, the elected Joint Council and Executive Board members of UAW 5810, stand in solidarity with the protesters across the country in response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery (among countless others) and a racist policing and...

No pay freezes for Postdocs and ARs (because of our union contracts)

First, we wanted to clarify the messages about pay freezes that have gone out to most UC campuses this week. Salary increases in the Postdoc and AR contracts will continue as these are guaranteed by our union contracts. UC cannot alter these agreements unilaterally...

Results of the Postdoc Contract Ratification Vote

We’re pleased to announce that the one-year contract extension was ratified by a vote of 4010 to 27, a 99.3% margin. A majority of all Postdocs voted to ratify the extension! As of today’s ratification, the contract extension is now in effect and our contract...

Contract Ratification Vote Begins Today!

The vote to ratify a one-year extension to our Postdoc Union contract begins today! In our capacity as the union’s bargaining team, we strongly encourage a “Yes” vote as this will maintain our salary increases, health benefits, lay-off safeguards and many other...

Contract Extension Clarification and Reminder of Q&A Session Today at 1:30

We’ve heard from a number of Postdocs who had questions about the proposed one-year contract extension and what this means. To clarify, we will be voting starting tomorrow to ratify a one-year extension of our Postdoc Union contract, which covers the rights and...

Proposed 1-year Extension of Postdoc Contract

As your elected bargaining team, we have been discussing the best way forward for UC Postdocs as our contract is set to expire on September 30, 2020. Given the great uncertainties created by the massive health and economic crisis of COVID-19, we have voted to support...

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Join us to demand protection for #international students from the outrageous #StudentBan issued by #ICE.

ACTION ITEMS
1. Call your reps (Find using ZIP):
House rep:
https://house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Senate reps:
https://senate.gov/senators/index.htm
(2 senate reps per state, CALL BOTH!)

Increasing funding for academic research has always been a top goal for our union. Universities and academic researchers can be critical drivers of economic growth – now more than ever – and support a robust recovery. Austerity is not the answer!
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6497/1298

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