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 15, 2018

AFSCME, your union, is asking you to strike. Striking is serious, and it is important you understand the implications of participating in a strike. Please read the below information carefully.

Oct 12, 2018

Dear UCSF Community, We have received notice from the AFSCME union that both of their bargaining units will strike or participate in a sympathy strike across the University of California (UC) system, including UCSF, beginning Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:00 a.m. and ending Friday, October 26, 2018 at 3:59 a.m. UC anticipates that other unions with expired contracts also may join AFSCME in sympathy.

Oct 10, 2018

UPTE, your union, is again asking you to support a possible strike in the near future. For more than a year, UC has been working hard for a new contract that reflects your many contributions and the important role you play at UC. Throughout negotiations, UC has offered:

Oct 3, 2018

You deserve a contract, not more conflict.

Oct 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We are happy to share with you the good news that the University of California and the California Nurses Association (CNA) have reached an agreement on a new, four-year labor contract for nurses who work across UC.