Monday, March 4, 2019

Dear Colleague,

Exciting update! As your elected Academic Researchers United / UAW Local 5810 bargaining team, we are thrilled to make public the Initial Bargaining Demands to improve Academic Researcher — Researchers, Project Scientists, Specialists, and Coordinators of Public Programs — working conditions and thereby advance research programs at UC.

In order to demonstrate Academic Researchers’ collective strength and increase our leverage at the bargaining table, it’s imperative that all ARs take a moment to endorse these demands. Could you read and add your name now?

These demands are based on feedback from over 2,400 bargaining surveys completed by a majority of ARs, as well as campus meetings and statewide discussions.They cover a host of topics including career paths, pay, support for independent research, job security, and creating a more just and equitable UC. During bargaining we will seek to make progress on every item listed in the initial demands. Your endorsement, along with that of thousands of your peers, shows UC Administration that ARs support their bargaining team and expect to see progress at the bargaining table. Please read and endorse the demands now!

Sincerely,

Academic Researchers United / UAW Local 5810 Bargaining Committee

Benjamin Lynch, Associate Researcher, UC Berkeley
Siyan Ma, Associate Specialist, UC Berkeley
Pascal Saint-Hilaire, Assistant Researcher, UC Berkeley
Gerard Arino Estrada, Assistant Project Scientist, UC Davis
Leah Hartman, Junior Specialist, UC Davis
Andrea Anzalone, Project Scientist, UC Irvine
Angelo Demuro, Associate Researcher, UC Irvine
Christopher Ma, Associate Specialist, UC Irvine
Silvia Diaz-Perez, Associate Project Scientist, UCLA
Christian Hofmann, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA
Manash Paul, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA
Christina Priest, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA
R. Michael Rich, Researcher, UCLA
Fenfen Wu, Associate Project Scientist, UCLA
David Quint, Associate Project Scientist, UC Merced
Patrick Drake, Specialist, UC Santa Cruz
Lisa Schwarz, Assistant Researcher, UC Santa Cruz
Mateusz Gola, Assistant Researcher, UC San Diego
Jocelyne Fadiga, Junior Specialist, UC San Francisco
Royce Harner, Assistant Specialist, UC San Francisco
Maike Roth, Assistant Specialist, UC San Francisco
Margaret Soucheray, Associate Specialist, UC San Francisco
Theo Tarver, Assistant Specialist, UC San Francisco