The Academic Researchers Unit (ARU) is a systemwide bargaining unit of academic researchers at the University of California, comprised of Academic Specialists, Project Scientists, Professional Researchers and Coordinators of Public Programs.  There are 4496 academic researchers across the UC enterprise.  UAW 5810 represents this bargaining unit.

An approximate breakdown of the number of RA represented academic researchers at each location is as follows:

Location Headcount
ANR 12
Berkeley 495
Davis 786
Irvine 672
Los Angeles 569
Merced 59
Riverside 166
San Diego 466
San Francisco 858
Santa Barbara 184
Santa Cruz 229
Total 4496

*FTP Data, April 2021