Postdoc Bargaining 2021
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 Postdocs 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.
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 Postdocs to join
- Providing feedback on what’s important to you via bargaining surveys
- Attending union meetings to provide input and build our collective strategy, check out the union calendar for meeting dates
If you’re interested in getting more involved, please fill out this form.