Dec 012016

Hooray! Due our new union contract, many of you will be receiving a salary increase today, December 1! For most Postdocs, the increase will be reflected in your January 1 pay.

As of today, all Postdoc salaries will comply with a new experience-based minimum salary scale. Under this scale, salaries will be linked to the Proposed 2017 NIH NRSA scale but UC Postdocs will be paid at least 2 steps higher than their NIH experience level (“NIH Plus 2 Steps”).

Postdoctoral Scholar Experience Based Salary/Stipend Minima
UC Scale – Effective December 1, 2016
UC Appointment Step for Postdoctoral Scholar Experience Level Projected NIH/NRSA Stipend for FY 2017
0 (0 – 11 months) $48,216
1 (12 – 23 months) $50,316
2 (24 – 35 months) $52,140
3 (36 – 47 months) $54,228
4 (48 – 59 months) $56,400
5 (60 – 71 months) By exception $58,560

You make have heard that a recent Federal Court ruling has put the Department of Labor’s new Overtime Rule on hold, but due to our contract this will not affect the UC Postdoc minimum pay scale. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you do not receive your increase as mandated by the contract.

These increases were won because Postdocs joined the union and got involved, and membership is also essential to protecting and improving those rights moving forward. If you are not currently a Postdoc union member or if you’re not sure, please do your part by emailing and requesting a membership card. Together we are stronger!

In Solidarity,

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
Nils Zimmermann, LBL
Iros Barozzi, LBL