April 15 (UCOP)

May 14 (UCLA)

May 29-30 (UC Davis)

June 10-11 (UC Berkeley)

June 27-28 (UC Riverside)

July 11-12 (UC San Francisco)

July 22-23 (UC Irvine)

August 1-2 (UCLA)

August 12-13 (UC San Diego)

September 12-13 (UC Santa Cruz)

September 23-25 (UCOP – Oakland)

The bargaining team and fellow ARs during session 3 at UC Berkeley.

Bargaining Session #8 – August 12-13 (UC San Diego)

We discussed and made some progress on several items, but perhaps most significant is that UC made their first proposals on Benefits and Compensation. The Compensation proposal includes a 3% increase to salary scales in 2019 and a 2% increase in subsequent years,...

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Bargaining Session #7 – August 1-2 (UCLA)

Last Thursday and Friday, we had our seventh bargaining session at UCLA. We exchanged proposals on Nondiscrimination, Leaves of Absence, Layoff, Reduction in Time and Non-reappointment, Management and Academic Rights, Grievance and Arbitration Procedures, Waiver, and...

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Bargaining Session #6 – July 22-23 (UC Irvine)

Bargaining continued this week at UC Irvine! We made progress by reaching tentative agreements on Health and Safety, and Time and Effort Commitment (an article that primarily deals with a small fraction of ARs who are paid hourly). We also made counter-proposals on...

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Bargaining Session #4 (UC Riverside) – June 27-28, 2019

After a great display of Academic Researcher collective action at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, bargaining resumed at UC Riverside on Thursday and Friday. We continued to make progress - reaching tentative agreement on five additional articles - though there remain a host...

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Bargaining Session #3 (UC Berkeley) – June 10-11, 2019

Hello from swelteringly hot UC Berkeley! On Monday we passed an economic package proposal that included Promotions and Pay Step Increases, Compensation, Benefits, and Titles and Classifications. In framing these crucial issues, we spoke about the numerous...

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Bargaining Session #2 (UC Davis) – May 29-30, 2019

Bargaining session #2 finished yesterday at UC Davis! We met with UC for two days and made four packages of proposals on Equity and Inclusion, Job Security, Professional Development, and Union Rights and Power, as well as initial proposals on Visa and Immigration and...

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On Aug. 7, UCLA ARs marched to their Admin office to demand a fair contract now!

UCSF ARs outside of Genentech Hall at the conclusion of their rally on July 19.

On July 11, UCSD ARs and Postdocs marched to their Chancellor’s office.

UC Berkeley ARs, Postdocs and Academic Student Workers rally at California Hall on June 27.

Members of the ARU / UAW 5810 bargaining team during bargaining session #1 at UCLA.

Bargaining Session #8 – August 12-13 (UC San Diego)

We discussed and made some progress on several items, but perhaps most significant is that UC made their first proposals on Benefits and Compensation. The Compensation proposal includes a 3% increase to salary scales in 2019 and a 2% increase in subsequent years,...

read more

Bargaining Session #7 – August 1-2 (UCLA)

Last Thursday and Friday, we had our seventh bargaining session at UCLA. We exchanged proposals on Nondiscrimination, Leaves of Absence, Layoff, Reduction in Time and Non-reappointment, Management and Academic Rights, Grievance and Arbitration Procedures, Waiver, and...

read more

Bargaining Session #6 – July 22-23 (UC Irvine)

Bargaining continued this week at UC Irvine! We made progress by reaching tentative agreements on Health and Safety, and Time and Effort Commitment (an article that primarily deals with a small fraction of ARs who are paid hourly). We also made counter-proposals on...

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Bargaining Session #4 (UC Riverside) – June 27-28, 2019

After a great display of Academic Researcher collective action at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, bargaining resumed at UC Riverside on Thursday and Friday. We continued to make progress - reaching tentative agreement on five additional articles - though there remain a host...

read more

Bargaining Session #3 (UC Berkeley) – June 10-11, 2019

Hello from swelteringly hot UC Berkeley! On Monday we passed an economic package proposal that included Promotions and Pay Step Increases, Compensation, Benefits, and Titles and Classifications. In framing these crucial issues, we spoke about the numerous...

read more

Bargaining Session #2 (UC Davis) – May 29-30, 2019

Bargaining session #2 finished yesterday at UC Davis! We met with UC for two days and made four packages of proposals on Equity and Inclusion, Job Security, Professional Development, and Union Rights and Power, as well as initial proposals on Visa and Immigration and...

read more