University of California and United Auto Workers Enter Private Mediation

December 9, 2022

Dear Bruin Community:

We write to share that the University of California (UC) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) agreed today to enter private mediation (PDF) on contracts for represented academic student employees and graduate student researchers.This joint move is designed to help the parties bring negotiations to a close.

Since spring of 2022, UC and the UAW have held more than 60 bargaining sessions, including nearly daily sessions since the strike began on Nov. 14. Tentative agreements were reached with two UAW-represented bargaining units, covering postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers, on Nov. 29.

A timeline for mediation with academic student employees and graduate student researchers will be set soon. During that time, the parties will be prohibited from speaking publicly about the negotiations. As always, additional details, resources, and FAQs are available on the Strike Updates and Support web page.


Darnell Hunt
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Michael S. Levine
Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Human Resources