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 20, 2018

Why won’t AFSCME let you vote on a contract?

Jun 20, 2018

As a show of good faith for the parties ongoing bargaining, UC and the California Nurses Association have mutually agreed to execute the July 2018 version of UC’s experience-based step increase program for nurses employed at the UC’s five medical centers and ten campuses.  Eligible nurses will receive a step increase on July 1st.

May 24, 2018

Dear colleague: This is to inform you of several changes you will soon see reflected in your upcoming paychecks. Specifically, UC is increasing your wages and your health insurance and parking rates are being aligned with what other UC employees are paying.

May 10, 2018

Dear UCSF Community: This week’s labor strike was a trying time for UCSF. It was difficult for everyone: our patients, those who came to work as usual, those on the picket lines, and those who volunteered after hours. 

May 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We are in day two of a three-day strike at UCSF, and I want to provide an update on the situation at our clinical enterprise.