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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Mar 14, 2019

Dear colleague: Your union is asking you and your bargaining unit colleagues to join in a one-day strike on March 20th. Striking is serious, and impacts the critical services and care we know you take great pride in delivering to the people who depend on you. We believe it is highly inappropriate for any union to threaten services to patients, students and the public as a negotiating tactic.

Mar 11, 2019

March 11, 2019   Dear colleague: I am writing to update you on our negotiations with your union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), regarding our efforts to get a fair contract for you and your other AFSCME-represented colleagues.

Mar 11, 2019

We have received a strike notice from the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union for its Research Support Professionals, Technical and Health Care Professionals Units (RX and TX).

Feb 28, 2019

UPTE leaders say no to guaranteed raises and benefit protections without allowing members to vote on UC’s offer; offer no counterproposals UPTE leaders have rejected UC’s Feb. 13 final settlement proposal, which guaranteed annual pay increases and good benefits for UC research support and technical employees over the next several years, without allowing union members to vote on the offer.

Feb 14, 2019

UC presents final settlement offer to UPTE On February 13, 2019, UC presented UPTE leaders with a final settlement offer aimed at ensuring market-competitive pay, good benefits and job protections for UC research support and technical employees over the next several years.