November 22, 2017
We have learned that the United Auto Workers (UAW) is approaching academic researchers and asking them to sign union authorization cards and related materials. Academic researchers include project scientists, professional researchers, cooperative extension specialists, specialists, scientific engineering associates, agronomists, and LBL researchers.
UC supports the rights of employees to decide whether unionization is beneficial for them, and believes this choice should be well informed.
Important guidelines for supervisors and principal investigators to
understand when communicating to non-student academic researchers about
unionization are available at:
The University is also providing academic researchers with important
facts about what unionization means and their rights during an
organizing campaign. These materials are posted on UCnet as follows:
Should you have any questions, please contact Terri Winbush, Director of Labor Relations at 858-822-2013.