Results for the ARU/UAW 5810 Contract Ratification Vote

Friday, November 8, 2019 Dear Colleague, We’re pleased to announce that the new contract was ratified by a vote of 2450 to 53, a 98% margin. A majority of all Academic Researchers voted to ratify the new contract! As of today’s ratification, the contract...

We’ve Reached an Agreement – Vote Now #CRV

Friday, November 1, 2019 Dear Colleague, We have officially reached tentative agreement with UC on the first-ever Academic Researcher Union contract! This agreement is the culmination of years of hard work and advocacy by thousands of Academic Researchers across the...

Bargaining Update #12 – Proposed Agreement

Friday, October 25, 2019 Dear Colleague, After almost a week of marathon bargaining sessions, we’ve reached the proposed terms of the first-ever Academic Researcher collective bargaining agreement with UC!!!!! To finalize the agreement, the University needs to...

Strike Authorization Vote Results

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Dear Colleague, Great news! Yesterday our Strike Authorization Vote concluded with 2,501 total votes cast by Academic Researchers (ARs), and 2,402 (96%) of ARs voting Yes. This means that a majority of all UC Academic Researchers have voted...

Academic Researcher Bargaining Update – Oct. 10 And 11

Sunday, October 13, 2019 Dear Colleague, The Bargaining Team met with UC for the 11th bargaining session on October 11 and 12 in Irvine. We had many productive discussions, particularly on wages, paid parental leave and bridge funding, but have yet to see significant...

ARU Strike Authorization Vote Begins Today

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Dear Colleague, We, the Academic Researchers United/UAW 5810 Bargaining Team, are writing to encourage you to vote “Yes” in the Strike Authorization Vote that begins today. A strike authorization vote is a process through which...