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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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

Oct 16, 2018

UC locations are hearing concerns from some employees about feeling threatened, harassed and/or intimidated by union representatives about coming to work during AFSCME’s October 23-25 strike.

Oct 15, 2018

UPTE, your union, is asking you and your union colleagues to support AFSCME’s Oct. 23-25 three-day strike by striking in sympathy with AFSCME. 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.