Oct 282015

We’re pleased to announce that the new contract was ratified by a vote of 3471 to 42, a 98.8% margin. The new contract goes into effect as of November 1, 2015 and will expire on September 30, 2016. You can read highlights of the contract here and the full contract language here.

This contract represents a significant victory for the rights and working conditions of UC postdocs but we are dedicated to keep fighting for further improvements. As more details on the Obama administration’s new overtime rules are expected next year, and new contract negotiations will begin next summer, we are already planning our strategy. Without a doubt, postdoc involvement is the key to making major gains in 2016. Email us at uaw5810@uaw5810.org if you’d like to help.

Thank you for all your hard work over the course of this negotiation and we look forward to working together to build on our success in the coming months!


Anke Schennink, Ph.D., President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Ph.D., Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Stephanie Wolahan, Ph.D., Recording Secretary, UC Los Angeles
Ben Cain, Ph.D., Financial Secretary, UC Davis
Sahar Houshdaran, Ph.D., Trustee, UC San Francisco
Yijin Wang, Ph.D., Trustee, UC Santa Barbara
Kristen Yankura, Ph.D., Trustee, UC Los Angeles
Jessica Budke, Ph.D., Sergeant-At-Arms, UC Davis
Alex Hoepker, Ph.D., Guide, UC Berkeley