May 31, 2024

Dear colleagues,

United Auto Workers Local 4811, which represents Academic Student Employees (Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors), Graduate Student Researchers, Academic Researchers, and Postdoctoral Scholars, has called on its members at UC Irvine to strike beginning Wednesday, June 5.

Faculty and researchers should take steps to prepare for instructional and research continuity. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions about UAW Actions and guidance from the Systemwide Academic Senate.

While it is not permissible to ask whether UAW-represented employees intend to strike, you can inquire about their plans to work on specific dates. Employees who wish to receive their regular pay must perform their work duties during this time.

We will provide regular updates at Questions can be directed to the Continuity Support Committee at

Thank you for your help in ensuring instructional and research continuity as we finish the spring quarter.

Hal Stern
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Statistics