Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dear Colleague,

On Friday, Academic Researchers United filed with majority support to form a union of Academic Researchers at UC. This means that we will soon begin collective bargaining with the UC administration, and we encourage everyone to participate in order to achieve the best contract possible.

To start, we are holding Bargaining Overview meetings to discuss the details of the bargaining process at every campus, and to learn lessons from previous, successful bargaining campaigns for researchers.

Find details for your meeting in the list below, and please take a few minutes to fill out our bargaining survey.

When: Monday, October 8, 12 – 1 PM
Where: UAW Local 5810 Office, 2030 Addison Street, Suite 640B, 94704
RSVP here

When: Tuesday, October 23, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Life Sciences, Room 2002

When: Thursday, October 18, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Biological Sciences 3, Room 2120

Los Angeles
When: Tuesday, October 16, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154

When: Friday, October 19, 12 – 1 PM
Where: TBD

When: Tuesday, October 9, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Batchelor Hall, Room 2158 (Conference Room)

Santa Barbara
When: Thursday, October 11, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Bren Hall, Room 4016

Santa Cruz
When: Friday, October 26, 12 – 1 PM
Where: TBD

San Diego
When: Wednesday, October 17, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Large Conference Room (1st floor near main entrance)

San Francisco – Mission Bay
When: Tuesday, October 16, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Mission Hall, MH-2110

San Francisco – Parnassus
When: Wednesday, October 17, 12 – 1 PM
Where: Kalmanovitz Library, CL-215/216

If you have any questions about forming a union or suggestions you’d like to make, check out the Bargaining Fact Sheet, Academic Researchers United website and Facebook page or simply reply to this email.


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
Karen Orlando, Coordinator of Public Programs
Jessica Penchos, Coordinator of Public Programs
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Kelsie Scruggs, Coordinator of Public Programs
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
Briac Halbout, Assistant 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
Maria Irigoyen, Assistant Project Scientist
Miguel Lopez, Assistant Project Scientist

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

UC Santa Cruz
Sergio Covarrubias, Associate Specialist
Paul Mattern, Assistant Researcher
Andreas Rechtsteiner, Associate Project Scientist
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
Jocelyne Fadiga, Junior Specialist
Royce Harner, Assistant Specialist
Sahar Houshdaran, Specialist
Maria Luisa Mandelli, Assistant Researcher
Nicole Nasholm, Associate Specialist
Ajay Ravindranathan, Specialist
Maike Roth, Assistant Specialist
Veronica Steri, Associate Specialist
Theo Tarver, Assistant Specialist
Tanner Wakefield, Assistant Specialist