Tag: local 5810

UAW Statement on Ratification of Contracts at University of California

Academic workers at UC have reached final agreement on new contracts which make historic gains in compensation, childcare subsidies and paid leaves, and include groundbreaking new protections against bullying and discrimination. UAW 2865 (which represents more than 19,000 Teaching Assistants, Graders, Readers and Tutors) and Student Researchers United-UAW (which represents 17,000 Student Researchers across the UC system) have ended their successful strike and will be returning to their positions.   “This is a tremendous victory for not only the members of UAW Local 2865 and SRU-UAW, but for all academic workers,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “Our members have rightfully ... Read more

UAW Members of Local 5810 (University of California Postdoc and Academic Researchers) Overwhelmingly Ratify Agreements

UAW Members of Local 5810 at the University of California voted to ratify their contracts by overwhelming margins. The final count was 89.4% of Postdocs and 79.5% of Academic Researchers voting yes in favor of ratification. UAW Local 5810 is the union of more than 11,000 Postdoctoral Scholars and Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists, Professional Researchers, and Coordinators of Public Programs) at all 10 campuses of the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Under their new agreements, UC Postdocs and Academic researchers have won salary increases that address the soaring cost of living and reflect the value of ... Read more

Heroes on the Front Line: David Gordon

David Gordon, Associate Researcher and transitioning to Associate Professor Krogan Lab, University of California, San Francisco UAW Local 5810 “I was wrapping up a genetic interaction mapping project on HIV in January when we became aware of the new coronavirus. Since then, we’ve been working around the clock to find the interactions between SARS-CoV-2 proteins and human proteins. By uncovering the human proteins that enable the spread of the virus, we are able to identify existing FDA-approved drugs which might be repurposed for COVID-19 patients. “This effort has grown to include over 20 labs and a range of other collaborations, ... Read more