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.


Oct 31, 2018

The longer AFSCME waits, the more YOU LOSE Here is how much money average patient care and service employees have missed in EACH PAYCHECK because AFSCME rejected UC’s settlement offers:

Oct 19, 2018

Dear Colleagues,   On October 23, we will head into the second strike this year across the University of California (UC). I’m aware there is some confusion about UC's negotiations with the unions, particularly around retirement options, as well as how these labor actions impact our organization.  

Oct 18, 2018

Compensation and benefits for UC service and patient care employees

Oct 16, 2018

AFSCME leaders are costing members a lot of money