On Monday evening, we reached a tentative agreement with UC on a new contract. Now Postdocs will vote on ratifying the contract. The online vote will run from Monday, December 5 through Friday December 9. You will be sent a link to a secure ballot on the morning of December 5.

The bargaining team strongly recommends you vote “Yes” on this tentative agreement as it includes major improvements in compensation, a new childcare benefit, expanded parental/family leave, new protections against bullying/abusive conduct, increased job security, new international scholar rights, improvements for Postdocs with disabilities, and support for green commuting. Click here for a contract summary. You can also view the full tentative agreement can be viewed here and the new salary scales here

The Postdoc Bargaining Team is online holding town hall meetings to discuss the Tentative Agreements and answer questions today and Monday.

Postdoc Tentative Agreement Town Halls:

Thursday, December 1 at Noon – Click to RSVP
Monday, December 5 at 6pm – Click to RSVP

In solidarity,

UAW 5810 Postdoc Bargaining Team
Margot Bezrutczyk, LBL
Olivia Gunther, LBL
Eileen Jeffrey Gutiérrez, UC Berkeley
Raul Rodriguez, UC Berkeley
Pummi Singh, UC Davis
Sierra Durham, UC Davis
James Boocock, UCLA
SJ Spencer, UCLA
Brad Barker, UC Merced
Ingrid M. Padilla Espinosa, UC Merced
Yoko Hiraoka, UC Riverside
Marcos Vinicius Caiafa Sepulveda, UC Riverside
Joyce Chan, UC San Diego
Srividya Ganapathy, UC San Diego
Evan Holloway, UC San Francisco
Jade Moore, UC San Francisco
Evan Plunkett, UC Santa Barbara
Tejas Navaratna, UC Santa Barbara
Jordan Eizenga, UC Santa Cruz
Gerrald Lodewijk  UC Santa Cruz