Your Career Development Rights

The contract we have with UC offers important help for career and professional development. Click on the printable flier below to learn about some of these rights. This includes Article 9 of the contract which provides for an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP provides a planning process to identify individual research goals, professional development and career objectives with supervisors. You can download the template and instructions below for creating your own IDP.

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

UC can and must do more to support women and caregivers who continue to be economically impacted by the pandemic. The NIH recently responded by providing a child care stipend, and UC should follow suit, with expanded paid leave and stipends for child care.

Our next Early Career Roundtable centres on workers' rights and representation. We will welcome representatives from @ifut and @TUIunion and an international guest from @UAW5810. Check out the free online event at

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