Reminder: Please fill out our union’s Paid Leave and Childcare Survey
Our union’s Paid Leave and Childcare Working Group is gathering feedback about how these issues impact Postdocs and ARs, especially during COVID-19. Thanks to the hundreds of Postdocs and ARs who have filled it out. Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey and you can also indicate if you would like to get involved.

Click here to fill out the survey!

Today at Noon: Visa/Immigration Updates and Strategy Session
Together with International Student/Scholar working groups at other UAW academic unions, we are hosting another online session for international scholars. Topics will include current immigration laws and University policies, and how to stay informed and involved in the upcoming academic year. Please RSVP and submit questions for the panelists here. It will also be streamed live on our Facebook page and recorded for viewing later.

Health and safety protections during wildfires
Massive wildfires sweeping through Northern California are threatening campuses and causing risks due to poor air quality and the fire itself. Please note that all Postdocs and ARs have contractual rights to a safe and healthy work environment. No one needs to report to campus or a field site when doing so would risk their health and safety, and supervisors should be flexible with work requirements during this time. If you have questions about your situation, need assistance, or need help enforcing your rights to health and safety, please respond to this email.

In Solidarity,

UAW 5810 Executive Board
Anke Schennink, President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary, UC Riverside
Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Trustee, UC Davis
Lydia Majure, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Charisse Winston, Sergeant At Arms, UC San Diego
Stephany Chacon, Postdoc Member at Large, LBL
Elliott Peterson, AR Member at Large, UCSF