Dear colleague:

I am writing to inform you that UC and your union, the United Auto Workers, have agreed to extend the current contract for postdoctoral scholars by one year. The four-year contract, signed in 2016, was set to expire this September. The contract’s new expiration date is September 30, 2021.

Additionally, UC and the UAW have agreed to form a joint labor-management committee to discuss family-friendly issues, including child care reimbursements and leave policies. The formation of the committee recognizes the importance of family-related matters to postdocs, and we look forward to fruitful discussions with the UAW. The committee is expected to begin meeting in October.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local labor relations or academic personnel office.

As always, thank you for your contributions to the university, and your commitment to the university and the people we collectively serve.

Sincerely,

Peter Chester
Executive Director
UC Systemwide Labor Relations