Sunday, March 24

University of California academic researchers applied to join a union representing postdoctoral researchers. The UC has opposed the move. Academic researchers are a broad group of researchers who are neither postdocs nor tenure-track faculty members. (Courtesy of Academic Researchers United)

UC opposes academic researchers union, cites lack of ‘community of interest’

University of California academic researchers applied for union representation, but the UC is objecting to the proposed unionization. United Auto Workers Local 5810, a union representing over 6,500 postdoctoral researchers at the UC, submitted a petition to California Public Employment Relations Board in September to add academic researchers to the union under a separate bargaining unit called Academic Researchers United. Read more...

University of California academic researchers applied to join a union representing postdoctoral researchers. The UC has opposed the move. Academic researchers are a broad group of researchers who are neither postdocs nor tenure-track faculty members. (Courtesy of Academic Researchers United)

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine administrators promised a $5,000 stipend and allotted an extra $1,250 per stipend to cover taxes. However, psychiatry resident Michael Mensah said in the email chain he consulted an experienced payroll manager and concluded nearly $3,500, not $1,250, were needed to cover taxes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine administrators promised a $5,000 stipend and allotted an extra $1,250 per stipend to cover taxes. However, psychiatry resident Michael Mensah said in the email chain he consulted an experienced payroll manager and concluded nearly $3,500, not $1,250, were needed to cover taxes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

University of California librarians fundraised for a potential strike. UC and the librarians' union have been out of contract for over four months, with no end to negotiations in sight. (Daily Bruin file photo)
University of California librarians fundraised for a potential strike. UC and the librarians' union have been out of contract for over four months, with no end to negotiations in sight. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Mavis Tasaka/Daily Bruin)
(Mavis Tasaka/Daily Bruin)

The new University of California payroll system, UCPath, has failed to pay student workers for seven weeks. Union representatives say the lack of pay has imposed unfair out-of-pocket costs on members. Hundreds of students have been affected by the errors in the new payroll system. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The new University of California payroll system, UCPath, has failed to pay student workers for seven weeks. Union representatives say the lack of pay has imposed unfair out-of-pocket costs on members. Hundreds of students have been affected by the errors in the new payroll system. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A union representing UCLA residents and fellows advocated for security measures that UCLA negotiators put down. UCLA negotiators did not allow reporters into the room during negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
A union representing UCLA residents and fellows advocated for security measures that UCLA negotiators put down. UCLA negotiators did not allow reporters into the room during negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

An amendment to the zoning section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code may make it easier for land developers to apply for a land use permit in places like Westwood. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)
An amendment to the zoning section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code may make it easier for land developers to apply for a land use permit in places like Westwood. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)


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