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...

ARU Strike Authorization Vote Begins Wednesday, 10/2

Wednesday, September 26, 2019 Dear Colleague, We are your elected Bargaining Team members and volunteer activists. Starting on Wednesday, October 2 and continuing through Friday, October 18, our Union–Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810–will hold a...

Update: Bargaining Session 10 – Sept. 23-25

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dear Colleague, Members of the ARU Bargaining Team during today’s session. We met again with UC for three days this week (Sept 23-25) at UC Office of the President in Oakland. At this session we discussed and passed proposals on...

Majority Fair Contract Now Petition Delivered & Bargaining

Monday, September 16, 2019 Dear Colleague, ARs Deliver Majority Bargaining Petition to UC Admins Thousands of Academic Researchers (a majority of the almost 5,000 ARs at UC) have added their name to a petition calling on UC to end delays and bargain a fair contract!...

Update: UC’s Initial Compensation Proposal and Bargaining

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Dear Colleague, Bargaining continued at UCSD on Monday and Tuesday! 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...