Update from 1st Meeting with UC’s bargaining team

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Dear Colleague, Bargaining team members prepping for Monday's meeting with UC. Bargaining has (informally) begun! Yesterday we had our first meeting with UC’s bargaining team at UC Office of the President in Oakland. At this informal...

We’ve Reached Majority Support 👊💪🎆

Monday, April 8, 2019 Dear Colleague, Success! We are elated to announce that a majority (2,379!) of Academic Researchers (ARs) have endorsed the Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810 Initial Bargaining Demands! This is a huge and incredibly important accomplishment....

UC Officially Recognizes Our Union

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Dear Colleague, More great news! UC has officially recognized our union! While we expected this in light of UC previously dropping its objections, it is nonetheless another important step in our effort to win better working conditions. Through...

UC Agrees to Drop its Objections to Our Union

Friday, March 22, 2019 Dear Colleague, Victory! We’ve got good news to share – thanks to the hard work of ARs across the state, UC administrators have agreed to drop their objections to the recognition of Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810! This comes after...

20 Members of Congress Urge UC to Recognize Our Union!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Dear Colleague, Earlier this year, a group of Academic Researchers reached out to our state and congressional leaders to let them know that UC was stalling on recognizing our union. Last week, sixteen members of the California state...

State Legislators Call On UC To Recognize Our Union

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Dear Colleague, More Support for ARU / UAW 5810 from State Legislators Last Friday, thanks to outreach by Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Researchers, Specialists, and Coordinators of Public Programs) over the past few weeks, state...