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.


May 3, 2018

UC offers CNA enhanced wages for nurses; disappointed in union’s lack of response or counteroffer and call for sympathy strike

May 2, 2018

Dear colleague: I am writing to share some important news with you. The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the state agency that oversees collective bargaining for public institutions, has notified UC that it will seek a court order on UC’s behalf to restrict the number of employees that may participate in AFSCME’s May 7-9 strike.

Apr 28, 2018

UC offers enhanced proposal with guaranteed pay increases and quality benefits UC continues to work hard on a new, long-term contract that provides you and your colleagues with guaranteed annual wage increases, quality health care and excellent retirement benefits. At the April 23-24 bargaining session, UC offered UPTE enhanced equity increases to its comprehensive, four-year proposal:

Apr 28, 2018

Dear colleague: As you may know, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union is asking UC service and patient care employees to strike May 7-9. Your union has announced its intention to ask you to strike in sympathy with AFSCME.