Victory! Historic protections against bullying will be enshrined into all four UAW contracts, establishing the right to real recourse for 48,000 workers.
The Respectful Work Environment article, which makes abusive conduct & bullying a violation of our contract, has reached tentative agreement. This groundbreaking victory will give us the ability to seek real recourse through our grievance procedure. Specifically, the article guarantees:
- Clear timelines to investigate and resolve abusive conduct under the grievance process including appeal to third-party arbitration if necessary,
- A strong definition of abusive conduct with clear examples of abusive behavior that will allow us to enforce protections,
- Worker-centered protections and interim measures – for example, a worker can work from a different lab or work remotely while their issue is being resolved,
- Secure protections that prevent UC from changing definitions or resolution procedures unilaterally.
This historic win is a direct result of mass collective action by all UC Academic Workers.
News coverage, stories of bullying, and our fight for protections
CBS8 | July 28, 2022 » Some UC San Diego grad researchers claim they were bullied by their supervisors
Inside Higher Ed | August 10, 2022 » Seeking Protections Against Bullying
The Daily Californian | August 2, 2022 » ‘Time to take action’: Campus researchers protest alleged bullying
The Daily Californian | March 11, 2022 » UC has opportunity to strengthen anti-bullying protections