Why I Support the Bargaining Demands

Thursday, March 13, 2019 Dear Colleague, My name is Benjamin Lynch and I’m an Associate Research Physicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley. I am part of the 25-person Academic Researchers United / UAW 5810 bargaining team and I’m proud that we...

Academic Researcher Initial Bargaining Demands

Monday, March 4, 2019 Dear Colleague, Exciting update! As your elected Academic Researchers United / UAW Local 5810 bargaining team, we are thrilled to make public the Initial Bargaining Demands to improve Academic Researcher — Researchers, Project Scientists,...

Bargaining Delays Update

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Dear Colleague, Update on UC’s Refusal to Start Bargaining On Monday, Academic Researchers (ARs) and UC representatives held our second meeting with mediators from the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to discuss UC’s...

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,...