Update: Support For AR Bargaining Continues To Grow

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Dear Colleague, Update on UC’s bargaining delays and further support for Academic Researchers United Despite PERB (the California Public Employment Relations Board) verifying that a majority of Academic Researchers have signed authorization...

Have You Been Impacted By The Shutdown?

Friday, January 11, 2019 Dear Colleague, Shutdown’s Impact on Research Due to the Trump Administration’s shutdown of the federal government since December 22, NSF, NOAA, USDA, NASA and several other research agencies are currently without funding. Possible impacts...

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 3, 2019 Dear Colleague, Happy New Year and hope you had a fun and relaxing break! In the new year, we look forward to having our union certified and beginning to bargain the first-ever Academic Researcher contract with UC administration. But first,...

Update: UC attempts to delay bargaining

Dear Colleague, We’re writing to share some important updates about forming our union, Academic Researchers United. UC administration files objections to forming our union In mid-November, California’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) announced that a majority...

Majority Support Is Official!

Monday, November 26, 2018 Dear Colleague, Good news! California’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has finished counting authorization cards and concluded that our union, Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810, officially has majority support. This marks...

Bargaining Committee Nomination Extension

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Dear Colleague, We’re excited about all 18 of our new bargaining team members. In order to increase representation from all UC campuses, we have decided to extend the deadline to join the bargaining team to Tuesday, November 20th at...