UC Drops Objections to Union Recognition

Mar 22, 2019

On Friday, March 22 UC agreed to drop their objections to the Academic Researcher bargaining unit. The text of the agreement is below, along with a summary. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or at arunited@academicresearchersunited.org.

  • All four Academic Researcher title series, Project Scientist, Specialist, Professional Researcher, and Coordinator of Public Programs, will be included in the bargaining unit.
  • Visiting titles will be reserved for individuals who have an appointment or are employed by another institution. Employees that do not meet the visiting title criteria will be moved to a non-visiting title in the unit. Doctoral students from a non-UC institution may also be placed in a visiting job title for a maximum of 12 months.
  • Coordinators of public programs at UCSD extension will be transferred to a more appropriate, non-AR title series.
  • Professional Researchers will be included, unless they have a primary (50% or greater) appointment in another job title for which research is an expected duty of the concurrent title.
  • Supervisors named by UC will be excluded from the unit until such time the parties reach a mutual agreement on the status of any individual supervisor(s) on the list or there is a separate PERB filing and decision with respect to such supervisor(s).