Researcher Bargaining Overview meetings in October

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...

Today we filed to form our union

Friday, September 28, 2018 Dear Colleague, We are very happy to announce that a majority of Academic Researchers have signed union authorization cards and that today Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810 filed a representation petition with the state labor board!...

Let’s form our union

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 Dear Colleague, My name is Brandon Kuczenski, I’m an Associate Researcher in industrial ecology at UCSB. I’m one of thousands that are in support of forming a union of Researchers, Specialists and Project Scientists at UC, so that...

Take Action to Form a Researcher Union

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 Dear Colleague, I’m a Junior Specialist and lab manager researching plant genetics at UC Davis. I’m writing to thank the thousands of Project Scientists, Specialists, and Researchers who have already signed union authorization cards, and...

Why we must form a researcher union

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 Dear Colleague, My name is Christina Priest and I am a Project Scientist researching molecular mechanisms of metabolism at UCLA. I am also one of many researchers that have been working to form a union of Academic Researchers (ARs) so...

Please fill out Researcher Union bargaining survey

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 Dear Colleague, We are Academic Researchers (Specialists, Project Scientists and Professional Researchers) working to form a union at UC. Our goal is to have a stronger voice with the UC administration, enabling us to improve working...