Fighting to Win a Strong Postdoc Contract

Through the collective bargaining process Postdocs are focused on improving our working conditions to match our contributions to UC research. 

Click on the buttons below to learn more about where we are in the bargaining process and how you can get involved. And scroll down to find more information about Postdoc bargaining wins, read UC Postdoc testimonials, watch videos from recent actions, and see how along with our Academic Researcher, Student Researcher and Academic Student Employee colleagues, we are 48,000 UC academic workers strong who are all bargaining contracts this year.

Bargaining Wins

We have more work to do including our demands for improvements around pay, childcare subsidies, support for international scholars and affordable and accessible housing but here are some of the bargaining wins we’re proud of:

Our Stories

To underscore the urgency of our bargaining demands, Postdocs have been speaking out about their experiences and working conditions at UC and making the case for change. 

The Power of Collective Action

48,000 Postdocs, Academic Researchers, Academic Student Employees, and Student Researchers across UC are uniting in our struggle for an equitable university where everyone can thrive. Through collective action, we demonstrate our power and move UC to respond and agree to our demands.

United for a Fair Workplace

This year, all 48,000 Academic workers at the University of California organized within UAW 5810, UAW 2865 and the newly-formed SRU-UAW will bargain four separate contracts with UC with the aim of making the University live up to its promise of being an engine of economic and social equity in our state.  And for the first time, we intend to coordinate our contract bargaining so that all academic workers can overcome our unfair working conditions. UC’s bad policies—a lack of paid family leave, a failure to address the housing crisis, a refusal to confront serial abusers, and discriminatory fees for international scholars—are holding too many people back. We see our contracts as powerful tools we can use to ensure that academic workers are valued and empowered to fulfill the mission of UC as a truly public institution. Sign the letter demanding a coordinated bargaining table where we can address inequity at UC.


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