WINTER 2020 UPDATE ON UCONN POSTDOC UNION NEGOTIATIONS

WINTER 2020 UPDATE ON UCONN POSTDOC UNION NEGOTIATIONS
HISTORIC TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED!

HIGHLIGHTS OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
UAW POSTDOCS UNION AND UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

The bargaining committee unanimously recommends voting yes to ratify this agreement.  The agreement ensures substantial economic improvements and establishes critical new workplace rights for all Postdocs.  As such, we believe the agreement will not only improve our standard of living as Postdocs, but will also help make UConn a more equitable, inclusive, and competitive research institution.

Key highlights of the agreement include:

    • 10% initial total monetary gain (salary, retirement, healthcare savings) for most Postdocs
      • Includes access to retirement benefits for the first time ever
    • Minimum 3% annual pay increase upon each future reappointment
    • Enhanced protections against sexual and other forms of harassment and discrimination
    • Paid maternity and parental leave
    • Significant cost savings for the same level of health insurance coverage

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