Success in bargaining in large part depends on what takes place outside the bargaining room. To win at the bargaining table, the involvement and activism of every union member is critical. We need to be united and committed to our bargaining demands to ensure that we get a fair and strong contract. In the coming months, you can directly contribute to winning a strong contract by:
- Making sure you’re a member and ask other ARs to join
- Help win a great contract by signing the Same Table, Same Demands letter to UC Administration
- Getting more involved: email email@example.com
Bargaining is the process by which we negotiate a new contract with the university that will determine our working conditions (wages, benefits, etc.). By demonstrating to the University of California administration that Academic Researchers are an organized majority that will pressure the university through collective actions until our demands are met, we can win a contract that builds on our previous victories and makes UC a more equitable research environment.