The members of the bargaining units representing postdocs and academic researchers have ratified new five-year contracts with the University of California (UC). The contracts include multiyear pay increases, transit benefits, improved job security for postdocs, and enhanced paid family leave. Read the news release.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has been selected as a mediator in the ongoing negotiations between UC and the two remaining United Auto Workers bargaining units representing Graduate Student Researchers (GSRAs) and Academic Student Employees. The Lab employs GSRAs.

Steinberg, the former Senate Pro Tem and current Mayor of Sacramento was asked to serve in the role by mutual agreement between the University and the union. Read the news release.