September 6, 2023
We will continue to update this page regularly to provide the latest guidance.
In December 2022, the University of California and employees represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 5810 reached agreements on new labor contracts. The contracts provide represented UC Postdoctoral Scholars, Academic Researchers, Academic Student Employees (ASEs - TAs/Readers/Tutors), and Graduate Student Researchers with compensation and benefits that stand among the very best of any academic workers in the nation.
With the conclusion of contract negotiations, UCLA now joins universities across the UC system in entering into a period of change and rebuilding. In January 2023, the campus launched three committees charged with helping us chart a course in this new environment: The Joint Administrative and Academic Senate Task Force on the Future of Graduate Education; the Committee to Discuss Impacts of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on the Research Enterprise; and the Healthy Climate Committee.
Information about the committees and key documents can be found below:
Joint Administrative and Academic Senate Task Force on the Future of Graduate Education
- Co-chairs: Susan Ettner, dean of the Division of Graduate Education; and James Bisley, chair of the Academic Senate’s Graduate Council
- Recommendations expected by the end of fall quarter 2023.
Committee to Discuss Impacts of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on the Research Enterprise
- Chair: Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto
- Final committee recommendations can be found here.
Healthy Climate Committee
- Co-chairs: Wendelin Slusser, associate vice provost for the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA; Anna Spain Bradley, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI); Linda Clowers, director of research and Bruin engagement for EDI; and Lubbe Levin, associate vice chancellor for campus human resources — aims to better understand how the experience of the recent labor dispute affected Bruins and identify what is needed to move forward together.
Resources for students, staff and faculty focused on physical, emotional and social well-being topics are summarized on the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center’s website.