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. 

 

Get Involved

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:

If you’re interested in getting more involved, please fill out this form

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

Check out the interactive map in the article: it shows how state funding for UC has declined considerably over time, and now, UC's core funding comes from state dollars and student tuition almost equally. https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/2021/07/uc-tuition-hike-2/

UC will receive $1.3 billion in COVID relief money with little oversight on how it gets spent: "UC and the community college system have no plans to audit how the money is spent at individual campuses, spokespersons said."
https://edsource.org/2021/how-colleges-tap-into-federal-cash-to-cover-revenue-loss-and-covid-costs/657393

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