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 11,746* 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 3365
Davis 1802
Irvine 1597
Los Angeles 2059
Merced 474
Riverside 1041
San Diego 1010
Santa Barbara 1340
Santa Cruz 1199
Total 13887

*FTP Data, Oct. 2017