The United Auto Workers (UAW) and the University of California jointly announced today that UC postdoctoral scholars voted to ratify their first union contract.
The union announced that postdocs approved the contract by an overwhelming vote of 2,588 to 121, or 96 percent in favor, in balloting that concluded Aug. 11. The postdocs' union, Postdoctoral Researchers Organize/UAW, and UC reached a tentative agreement on July 31.
UC seeks progress in contract negotiations with UPTE
Since bargaining began in mid-December, the University of California has been frustrated with the progress of negotiations with UPTE and believes that negotiations have yielded little movement toward a new contract covering 8,600 research and technical employees.