On December 9, 2022 Postdocs ratified a new contract. Highlights of the new contract include: 

  • Compensation that addresses cost of living
    • Most Postdocs will receive a 20-23% salary increase (up to $12,000) by October 2023; over the course of 5 years as a Postdoc at UC, the current lowest paid Postdoc would see a 57% salary increase;
    • For 2024-2027: 7.2% annual increase for Postdocs on the scale (3.5% scale increase and 3.7% experience step), 3% annual increase for above-scale Postdocs
    • Faster timeline to first experience-based step
  • Increase from 4 weeks to 8 weeks of Parental and Family Leave paid at 100% for all Postdocs
  • Childcare subsidies that will start at $2,500/annually and increase to $2,800 annually – the first time Postdocs have won a childcare subsidy after 12 years of fighting
  • Lengthened initial appointments from 1 year to 2 years to ensure job security and longer visas
  • New Respectful Work Environment Article including industry-setting protections against abusive conduct and bullying that are fully grievable and arbitable
  • New Immigration Article with guaranteed leave time for immigration appointments and protections if immigration laws change
  • Protections for workers with disabilities that go beyond the ADA, guaranteeing interim accommodations while the interactive process is ongoing
  • Commitment to implement free transit passes within 3 years, and a commitment to bargain if free passes have not been implemented in that timeframe
  • E-bike discount of at least 15%

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