Contracts (Bargaining Units)

The University of California, Berkeley currently has 16 different bargaining units on campus. Each bargaining unit has a separate contract with a union that represents all employees covered under that unit.

For more information on a specific bargaining unit's contract and its provisions, see the links to the left. UC Berkeley's current bargaining units are listed in alphabetical order.

For information on bargaining unit contacts, please see Contracts Summary and Contacts in the General Information...

Expected Academic Student Employee (ASE) Job Opportunities

Please note: this information is only a projection and is not a guarantee of the actual number of ASE positions that will be available or filled.

This list is arranged alphabetically by department name:

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Current Rates (BX)

*Annual salaries expressed as ten-month full-time equivalent salaries.

Academic Student Employee Unit (BX)

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Contract status: Contract in Place August 23, 2018 through June 30, 2022.

Please contact Labor Relations by e-mail ( or by telephone (643-6001) if you have questions.

The full contract...

Postdoctoral Scholar Unit (PX)

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Contract Status: Contract expires September 30, 2020

The full contract for Postdoctoral Scholar Unit (UAW 5810 - PX) can be found via UCnet. The table of Postdoctoral salary scales...

Status Quo


When a labor agreement between the University of California and a labor union expires, some of the provisions in the expired contract continue in force and others lapse. The status quo requires the University to maintain the same wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment for represented employees that existed at the time the contract expired, until an agreement with the union is reached.

The status quo period can be a difficult time for campus managers and supervisors. Much of management's discretion over various terms and...

ASE Orientation Dates

Fall 2022

UAW Orientations are MANDATORY for new Graduate Student Instructors, Acting Instructors - Graduate Student, Readers and Tutors. All first-time Academic Student Employees (ASEs) are required to attend a New ASE Orientation with representatives from UAW 2865, the union of ASEs at UC. At this orientation, union leaders will familiarize you with your rights, protections, and benefits as an Academic Student Employee under the ...

Technical Unit (TX)

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Contract Status: Contract expires September 30, 2017

The full contract for the Technical Unit (UPTE) can be found on UCnet.

For current rates, ...