We are Academic Researcher members of your union’s executive board and bargaining team. Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists, Professional Researchers and CPPs) will begin bargaining our next union contract with UC in the spring of 2022. In order to determine priorities for contract negotiations it’s critical to gather feedback on what issues ARs feel are most important to address. Please take a few minutes to fill out this bargaining survey?

Fill out the Academic Researcher bargaining survey

The very exciting recent news is that UC has agreed to recognize and begin bargaining with Student Researchers United-UAW — the largest new union of 2021 — which means that all 48,000 UAW academic employees at UC (Academic Researchers, Postdocs, Teaching Assistants, Tutors, Readers, and Student Researchers) will be negotiating new union contracts in 2022. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Academic Researchers to work together with other UAW members at UC to advance our shared goals. Widespread participation among ARs will be critical to build on the gains we made in our first contract negotiations in 2019 to and win further improvements in 2022. The bargaining survey is an important first step in the process. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey today.

We wish you a happy holiday break!

In solidarity,

Howard Issacson, UC Berkeley
Stacey Frederick, UC Berkeley
Paul Lott, UC Davis
Gerard Arino-Estrade, UC Davis
Chris Salazar, UC Irvine
Charlie Smith-Geater, UC Irvine
Vanessa Muros, UCLA
Gabriel Edwards, UCLA
Sonia Podvin, UCSD
Charisse Winston-Gray, UCSD
Dora Barbosa, UCSF
Elliott Peterson, UCSF
Maike Roth, UCSF
Ryan McGreal, UCSB
Margherita Zavatta, UCSC