Postdoc Union Bargaining Update

After a number of long and intensive bargaining sessions in the last few weeks, we have yet to reach agreement with the University on a fair contract. We made some progress last week and reached tentative agreement on several more articles, which are listed below. However, we still need to reach agreement on a number of critically important topics before we can have a complete contract, ready for ratification by Postdocs and the UConn Board of Trustees.

We will continue negotiations with the University this week and are determined to reach agreement on a strong and fair contract. Should we reach agreement with the University, we will inform you immediately to provide details of the agreement and information on how to vote on ratifying the contract either online or in person. We urge you to look out for updates from us this week, and to vote promptly if we reach agreement with the University. Any contract must be ratified to proceed to the State Legislature by this weekend.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the contract negotiation process, and would like to know more about this important issue that impacts us all, we will have information sessions on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 pm and from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Biology/Physics Building, Room 201.

Tentative Agreements as of April 30, 2019

    • Recognition
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employment Files
    • Health and Safety
    • Travel
    • Training and Orientation
    • Severability
    • Union Security
    • Union Management Committee
    • Workspace and Materials
    • Workload
    • Intellectual Property
    • Discipline and Dismissal
    • Appointments and Reappointments
    • Continuation of Services

In Solidarity,

UConn Postdoc Union, UAW Local 6950 Bargaining Committee

Christina Baer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kirsten Grond, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Artemis Louyakis, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

James Mickley, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Neranjan Perera, Institute for Systems Genomics