Researcher Union asking for your support

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 Dear Colleague, We are Academic Researchers (Specialists, Project Scientists and Professional Researchers) working to form a union at UC. Fundamentally, our goal is to have a stronger voice with the UC administration enabling us to improve...

Urgent action needed to reach majority

Monday, August 14th, 2018 Dear Colleague, SF ARs and Postdocs gather for a union picnic We are within reach of majority support for forming our union of Academic Researchers, but we need your help to get over the top! Right now, our greatest challenge is identifying...

Sign Petition: Oppose Attacks on Chinese Student Visas

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 Dear Colleague, As we continue to make progress towards forming our union, Academic Researchers United (ARU), we feel it is also important to continuously advocate for the entire research community. That is why, along with the Postdoc Union (UAW...

Improving Research Careers Forum: Video + Slides INSIDE

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 Dear Colleague, At the end of last month, UC Academic Researchers and Postdocs hosted a forum with Gary McDowell, the Executive Director of Future of Research, on creating viable and sustainable career paths for scientists. In case you missed...

Academic Employees are forming unions across the country

Friday, May 18, 2018 Dear Colleague, While we continue to make progress towards forming a union of our own, we’re very happy to share that last Friday a majority of all Postdocs at the University of Washington voted in favor of unionization by a margin of 590-70! Over...