Your Career Development Rights

The contract we have with UC offers important help for career and professional development. Click on the printable flier below to learn about some of these rights. This includes Article 9 of the contract which provides for an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP provides a planning process to identify individual research goals, professional development and career objectives with supervisors. You can download the template and instructions below for creating your own IDP.

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

More and more academic workers are forming unions to improve their working conditions – and choosing to be represented by the UAW! "The UAW is the dominant national union in the representation of postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers." https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/11/17/academic-employee-unions-grow

Due to yet another payroll blunder, workers were deducted too much in taxes from their paycheck. Rather than repay the amount owed in cash, @UCLA has issued workers Amazon gift cards as reimbursement.

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