The Academic Student Employee Unit (BX) is a systemwide bargaining unit (except UCSF) comprised of graduate teaching assistants, readers, tutors and other instructional assistants who work in support of faculty and lecturers. Currently, the unit includes approximately *18,037 graduate students and is represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2865.

An approximate breakdown of the number of BX represented graduate students at each location (except UCSF) is as follows:

Location Headcount
Berkeley 3679
Davis 1905
Irvine 1729
Los Angeles 1702
Merced   531
Riverside 1966
San Diego 3392
San Francisco     21
Santa Barbara 1531
Santa Cruz 1581
Total 18,037

*GOA Data, October 2023