We’re pleased to announce that the new contract was ratified by a vote of 4156 to 22, a 99.5% margin. A majority of all Postdocs voted to ratify the new contract! This vote also included Postdocs at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, who voted with 326 to 6, which is 98.2% in favor of ratification. As of today’s ratification, the contract is now in effect and will expire on September 30, 2020. You can read the full contract language here.
With this agreement, all Postdocs have won significant improvements to Postdoc rights, and benefits.
We were able to accomplish this because of mass participation in all phases of the campaign. Across the state, our message is loud and clear: Postdocs are ready and willing to take action to ensure that our working conditions reflect our value to UC research.
We thank all of you for your incredible determination to win a fair contract. We look forward to working together to build on our success in the future!
UAW 5810 Elections Committee
Thomas Liebrand, Chair, UC Davis
Brandie Nonnecke, UC Berkeley
Gokul Ramaswami, UC Los Angeles
Lee Thompson, UC Merced
Marco Schiavon, UC Riverside
UAW 5810 Bargaining Team
Anke Schennink, President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Virpi Leppa, Recording Secretary, UC Los Angeles
Ben Cain, Financial Secretary, UC Davis
Matt Grimmer, Trustee, UC San Francisco
Lydia Majure, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Carlena Ebben Eaton, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Wen Jiang, Guide, UC Los Angeles
Iros Barozzi, Bargaining Team Representative, LBL
Nils Zimmermann, Bargaining Team Representative, LBL