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...

REMINDER: Add Your Name To End UC’s Bargaining Delays

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Dear Colleague, Sign the Petition to End UC’s Bargaining Delays Across the state, Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists, Professional Researchers and CPPs) are putting UC on notice that we won’t accept delays to the...

TAKE ACTION: Sign Petition To End UC’s Bargaining Delays!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Dear Colleague, We are approaching one year since a majority of all ARs (over 3,000) filed a petition to form a union, Academic Researchers United/UAW 5810. That should be more than enough time to bargain a contract, but UC Administration is...

UPDATE: Bargaining Session #7 – August 1-2

Monday, August 5, 2019 Dear Colleague, 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...

UPDATE: Bargaining Session #6 – July 22-23

Wednesday, July 25, 2019 Dear Colleague, 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...

UCSF ARs Rally At Genentech Hall

Friday, July 19, 2019 Dear Colleague, Earlier today, over 100 UCSF ARs and Postdocs rallied outside Genentech Hall to deliver the message that improving the quality of UC research requires improving the quality of life for those who do the research! UCSF ARs and...