Monday, August 14th, 2018

Dear Colleague,

SF ARs and Postdocs gather for a union picnic

We are within reach of majority support for forming our union of Academic Researchers, but we need your help to get over the top! Right now, our greatest challenge is identifying and contacting every UC researcher that works in one of these positions. If you are aware of any ARs who have not yet signed an authorization card, especially any recent hires, can you contact us as soon as possible?

Reaching out to all ARs is vital for two major reasons: 1.) so that everyone has an opportunity to make their voice heard on this important decision, and 2.) without majority support, we will not be able to form a union and begin negotiating with UC.

Our goal is to talk with every Specialist/Researcher/Project Scientist etc. on all UC campuses. In order to do that, we need to know about any and all:

  • ARs who have not yet signed an authorization card or may not even be aware of campaign to form a union
  • Postdocs who have recently or will soon be transitioning into an AR job title
  • other recent or pending AR hires in your lab or any other lab on campus
  • ARs who work off-campus

Please take a moment to consider if you are aware of any recent or pending hires, and if you are, email us as soon as possible. The formation of our union depends on it!

And as always, if you have any question or would like to get more involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In Solidarity,

Academic Researchers United Organizing Committee Members

UC Berkeley
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Fred Bauman, Project Scientist
Sadie Costello, Assistant Researcher
Benjamin Croze, Junior Specialist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Sa Liu, Associate Researcher
Benjamin Lynch, Associate Researcher
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
Christopher Ma, Associate Specialist
Rongwei Mao, Associate Specialist
Kishore Pangaluru, Assistant Project Scientist
Amanda Wortman, Specialist

Silvia Diaz-Perez, Associate Project Scientist
Stephen Hancock, Assistant Project Scientist
Christian Hofmann, Assistant Project Scientist
Laura Marinelli, Assistant Researcher
Dennis Montoya, Assistant Researcher
Manash Paul, Assistant Project Scientist
Christina Priest, Assistant Project Scientist
Anna Salazar, Assistant Project Scientist
Rosane Teles, Assistant Project Scientist
Paolo Zimmaro, Assistant Project Scientist

UC Merced
David Quint, Associate Project Scientist
Arianna Campiani, Associate Specialist
Mourad Sadqi, Assistant Project Scientist

UC Riverside
Ahmed Farouk Abdalla, Assistant Project Scientist

UC Santa Barbara
Heda Agic, Visiting Researcher
Evangeline Ballerini, Associate Specialist
Andrew Csordas, Project Scientist

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

UC San Diego
Rain Bosworth, Associate Researcher
Hugo Carreira, Assistant Project Scientist
Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Assistant Project Scientist
Ching-Wen Chang, Assistant Project Scientist
Sonia Podvin, Assistant Project Scientist
“Rina” Catherina Salanga, Assistant Project Scientist
Francesca Soncin, 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
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