Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Academic Researchers United! As we continue to make progress towards forming a union and collectively bargaining with UC administration, we will be doing our best to provide everyone up-to-date information.

Thus far around 55% of respondents to our preliminary bargaining survey have said they want improvements to rights for international researchers. Last month, we hosted a Visa and Green Card workshop at UCSF. Stacey Gartland, an immigration attorney gave a presentation and fielded questions on visa options, the permanent residency application process, travel for international scholars, and other important information. It was a fun and informative event and for those who missed it, check out the video here! If you think this resource could be valuable to friends and colleagues, feel free to distribute widely.

And If you are interested in more events like this, have a question, or would like to help with our efforts to form a union, please contact us and be sure to like and share our Facebook page! We are stronger together, and the more of us that participate the more powerful we will be.

In Solidarity,

UC Berkeley
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Adam Zeilinger, Associate Specialist

UC Davis
Kelsey Brewer, Assistant Specialist
Karam Kim, Project Scientist
Jennifer Phipps, Project Scientist
Sergio Silva, Junior Specialist
Vikrant Singh, Project Scientist

UC Irvine
Andrea Anzalone, Project Scientist
Guaciara M. dos Santos, Project Scientist
Rongwei Mao, Associate Specialist
Sergio Masague, Project Scientist
Lei Shi, Project Scientist
Amanda Wortman, Specialist

Christian Hoffman, Assistant Project Scientist
Laura Marinelli, Assistant Researcher
Dennis Montoya, Assistant Researcher
Christina Priest, Assistant Project Scientist
Anna Salazar, Assistant Project Scientist
Paolo Zimmaro, Project Scientist

UC Riverside
Ahmed Farouk Abdalla, Assistant Project Scientist

UC San Diego
Hugo Carreira, Assistant Project Scientist
Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Assistant Project Scientist
Ching-Wen Chang, Assistant Project Scientist
Sonia Podvin, Assistant Project Scientist
Francesca Soncin, Assistant Project Scientist.
Hye-Won Song, Assistant Project Scientist
Thomas Touboul, Assistant Project Scientist
Jonathan Yu, Associate Project Scientist
Chun Zheng, Assistant Project Scientist

UC San Francisco
Luke Bonser, Assistant Researcher
Adam De Smith, Assistant Researcher
Jesse Elias, Assistant Specialist
Sahar Houshdaran, Specialist
Maria Luisa Mandelli, Assistant Researcher
Mary McMahon, Associate Specialist
Nicole Nasholm, Associate Specialist
Ajay Ravindranathan, Specialist
Veronica Steri, Associate Specialist
Cassandra Van, Assistant Specialist
Tanner Wakefield, Assistant Specialist

UC Santa Barbara
Evangeline Ballerini, Associate Specialist

UC Santa Cruz
Sergio Covarrubias, Associate Specialist
Zach Luce, Junior Specialist
Paul Mattern, Assistant Researcher
Lisa Schwarz, Assistant Researcher
Stella Villegas, Assistant Project Scientist