Thursday, July 18

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...

Photo: 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)

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 resident physicians continue negotiations over salary and housing stipend

Resident physicians at UCLA will continue bargaining with the university over their salaries, an incomplete housing stipend and other benefits after more than four months of negotiation. Read more...

Photo: 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)

UC librarians continue negotiating with UCOP over contracts

This post was updated Feb. 5 at 2:25 p.m. University of California librarians and the UC Office of the President have been out of contract for four months but are still negotiating. Read more...

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)

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)


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)

Problems with UCPath system cause financial disruptions for UC workers

Hundreds of UCLA student workers have not been paid for over a month due to problems with a new payroll system. The new system, University of California Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources, aims to centralize payroll across the University of California. Read more...

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)

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)

UCLA unreceptive to resident physicians’ demands for security measures, stipends

A union for resident physicians at UCLA argued for improved security measures during its second bargaining session with the university Wednesday. The Committee of Interns and Residents, a union representing over 1,200 residents and fellows at the David Geffen School of Medicine, began bargaining with UCLA on Oct. Read more...

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)

LA City Council may adopt amendment simplifying zoning regulations

Land developers in Westwood may have an easier time applying for a land use permit if a new amendment is adopted by the Los Angeles City Council. Read more...

Photo: 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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