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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...

Update from COVID-19 bargaining #5, plus upcoming May Day events

Last Thursday, we met again with the UC bargaining team to bargain over impacts of COVID-19 on Postdocs and ARs. Click here for our bargaining progress chart. Here’s the update: Paid Leave Eligibility We asked UC to clarify its confusing guidelines about whether all...

NEW: Paid Leave options and job/pay guarantees

We have made significant progress through bargaining with UC over the impacts of COVID-19. Click here for a chart showing the wins and current status of our union’s bargaining demands, and read on for recent updates on paid leave, job protections, and visas. COVID-19...

Update: J-1 visas, no layoffs, paid leave, travel reimbursements

Here are the updates from the most recent COVID-19 bargaining session: J-1 visa extensions for some scholars due to COVID-19 US Department of State has issued an automatic 2-month extension of J-1 visas for scholars who have program end dates between April 1 – May 31,...

Update from COVID-19 bargaining session #2

We met again yesterday with UC via videoconference to bargain over changes in our working conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UC had several responses to our demands we presented last week: Paid Leave - UC employees are included in a recently passed federal law...

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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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