Wednesday, May 22

(Courtesy of Jacob Burnstein-Stern)
(Courtesy of Jacob Burnstein-Stern)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 filed three unfair labor practice charges against the University of California alleging the University illegally outsourced jobs. UC spokesperson Claire Doan said the UC is confident its practices are in line with University policy and state law. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

AFSCME Local 3299 claims UC illegally refused to bargain over outsourcing

A University of California labor union filed charges against the UC alleging the University is illegally outsourcing jobs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, the UC’s largest employee union, filed three unfair labor practice charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board on April 23 and 29 claiming the UC illegally sought out and entered into agreements with private contractors. Read more...

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 filed three unfair labor practice charges against the University of California alleging the University illegally outsourced jobs. UC spokesperson Claire Doan said the UC is confident its practices are in line with University policy and state law. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Animal rights activists walked from Westwood to UCLA to protest animal experimentation as well as Assembly Bill 700, which would further prevent the disclosure of specific information relating to researchers and their research at public universities and community colleges. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Animal rights activists walked from Westwood to UCLA to protest animal experimentation as well as Assembly Bill 700, which would further prevent the disclosure of specific information relating to researchers and their research at public universities and community colleges. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The UC recognized the Academic Researchers United union at state and federal legislators' urging. ARU may be the first union specifically made for academic researchers in the nation. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New union for academic researchers receives approval from UC

The University of California approved a union for academic researchers under mounting pressure from federal and state legislators. After the UC officially recognized the union April 1, the Public Employment Relations Board certified the union, said UC Office of the President spokesperson Sarah McBride. Read more...

The UC recognized the Academic Researchers United union at state and federal legislators' urging. ARU may be the first union specifically made for academic researchers in the nation. (Daily Bruin file photo)

University Council-American Federation of Teachers Unit 17, a union representing more than 350 librarians at the University of California, reached a tentative agreement with UCOP March 25. The five-year contract went into effect April 1 after members voted to ratify it. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
University Council-American Federation of Teachers Unit 17, a union representing more than 350 librarians at the University of California, reached a tentative agreement with UCOP March 25. The five-year contract went into effect April 1 after members voted to ratify it. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

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)


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