About Student Researchers United-UAW

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Student Researchers United is composed of students who work in research positions across the University of California. We are forming a union in order to better our working conditions. Student Researchers make critical contributions to world-class research at UC, but many of us lack secure rights and protections in the workplace, struggle to pay high housing and other costs, and face increasing uncertainty about our futures.

Beyond UC, we aim to increase the voice of all researchers in the political process by advocating for increased research funding, fair visa and immigration policies in the US, and safer, more just working environments in all academic institutions.

Student Researchers have witnessed the power of organized Postdocs, Academic Researchers, Teaching Assistants and other Academic Student Employees at UC to dramatically improve their working conditions through unionization with United Auto Workers (UAW). On this website you can learn about some of the victories that academic workers have won after forming their unions with UAW. You will also learn about how, as Student Researchers, we can improve our own working conditions by unionization, and joining the other 80,000 academic workers across the country who have already formed unions with UAW.