After more than 17 months and 57 bargaining sessions, Postdoctoral Scholars in the University of California (UC) still don’t have a contract.UC’s stalling has drawn widespread criticism from elected officials and workers’ rights organization yet we still haven’t made any progress toward a contract. This week our union – Postdoctoral Researchers Organize/United Autoworkers filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) with the Public Employee Relations Board charging that UC deliberately delayed negotiations and attempted to undermine our union.
Norval Hickman, a Postdoc at UC San Francisco who researches tobacco addiction and is a member of the PRO/UAW Bargaining Committee explained:
Our researchers seek to cure major diseases, address climate change and conduct other invaluable research to help make the UC a world-renowned institution. We deserve good-faith bargaining that will lead to a fair and timely contract. It’s time for UC to stop dragging its feet and work with us to get the job done.
Copies of the charges are available at: www.prouaw.org.