Postdocs – UMass Amherst

Postdoctoral researchers at UMass Amherst have been members of UAW 2322 since they began organizing with us in 2009, and have had a contract since 2012. They conduct research both onsite at UMass Amherst and at universities and research locations around the world.

Servicing Representatives:
Jocelyn Silverlight

Anais Surkin

Union Stewards:


Postdoc Contract 2019
Current Postdoc Dues Form
Health & Welfare Trust:
Leslie Edwards
Benefits Administrator
(413) 345-2156 or


Postdoctoral Researchers Unit Contract Ratification Notice

11/22/16 Dear Postdocs: Your labor union, UAW Local 2322, is excited to announce that after months of negotiations with the University, the bargaining committee has reached tentative agreement on a successor agreement. This new contract contains significant gains: a 23% increase to the minimum salary, 8 weeks paid parental leave, better professional development and mentorship, a locked-in health insurance out of pocket maximum of $1,000/person … Continue reading

Hiring Deadlines Extended

Would you like to work for the UAW? Now Hiring! Please see the following links for information on the Union Representative positions within the UAW Local 2322. Full-time Union Representative Part-time Union Representative (Vermont Units) Please email your inquiries and resumes to the hiring committee listed on the job position you wish to fill. It is important to notice that there are multiple hiring committees so make … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 – Postdoc Bargaining Update

The postdoc union’s bargaining committee presented management with six proposals last week and six proposals this week, ranging from “housekeeping” edits to significant, substantive changes to the contract. On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the union team presented a proposal to bring postdoctoral researcher wages up to the Department of Labor’s new minimum for exempt employees, which will go into effect in December 2016.  The union’s … Continue reading