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...

Call for bargaining team nominations!

Monday, November 5, 2018 Dear Colleague, As we eagerly await news from the state labor board about our union’s certification, we continue to prepare for bargaining with UC administration. We are writing with a few important updates for today: Bargaining team...

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...