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.

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Aug 27, 2018

UC is committed to providing competitive pay and benefits for all employees. Current wages for UC service workers are 17% higher than similar positions in the same markets. Previously, UC proposed to AFSCME leaders increasing service workers’ pay an additional 12% over the next four years.

Aug 27, 2018

UC and CNA make progress on new contract for nurses During their Aug. 22-23, UC and the California Nurses Association made progress toward a new contract for UC’s 14,000 nurses, with both sides demonstrating flexibility and a desire to conclude negotiations. Encouraged by the progress being made, both sides believe negotiations should continue and agreed to meet again within the next several weeks.

Aug 13, 2018

UC to seek state-assisted mediation in negotiations with UPTE

Aug 9, 2018

FACTS About Pension Benefits for Union-Represented Employees There’s a lot of inaccurate information about UC pension benefits swirling around. Here are the facts.

Jul 31, 2018

Myths and facts about UC-AFSCME negotiations regarding service workers Myth: UC’s 401(k)-style retirement option jeopardizes employees’ pension benefits and UC’s pension plan.