Labor Relations News for Our Valued Employees

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Hello, and welcome to In the Know—your go-to place for current and reliable labor relations information. 

It’s important to note that negotiations for full contracts of our systemwide bargaining units with unions are conducted by the University of California, not local campuses or health systems.

We know you may hear differing information about the status of union negotiations from various sources, so we wanted to make sure you are equipped with facts and information about what UCSF, UCSF Health and the University of California are doing and why.

UCSF and UCSF Health have a truly exceptional work force. Thank you for all you contribute, every day, to help UCSF and UCSF Health achieve its mission of caring, healing, teaching and discovery.

We invite you to check this site often. Questions are welcomed.


Jul 30, 2019

Bargaining Update for UPTE-Represented Employees UC reaches agreement with UPTE on new five-year contracts.

Jul 22, 2019

Service and Patient Care Technical Employees UC President tells AFSCME: It’s time for a deal. To underscore how serious UC is about an agreement, UC President Janet Napolitano made a special appearance at the July 15th bargaining session between UC and AFSCME to deliver the following messages to union leaders:

Jul 3, 2019

Service and Patient Care Technical Employees UC offers more and thinks you deserve a vote – AFSCME says NO   UC Offer/Position AFSCME Response

Jun 11, 2019

Service and Patient Care Technical Employees  

May 31, 2019

Bargaining Update for UPTE-represented Staff UPTE agrees to resume negotiations in June — it’s time for a deal! After months of no meaningful bargaining and multiple strikes, UPTE agreed to return to the bargaining table with UC next month: