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 *19,875 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    3514
Davis    2056
Irvine    1728
Los Angeles    2596
Merced      515
Riverside    2259
San Diego    3791
San Francisco        31
Santa Barbara    1598
Santa Cruz    1787
Total 19,875

*GOA Data, April 2024