To 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.


Apr 27, 2018

Dear colleague: As you know, AFSCME is asking you and other UC patient care employees to strike in sympathy with UC service employees May 7-9. 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.

Apr 24, 2018

Impacts of strikes on patients Q. Will a strike negatively impact services to UC patients?

Apr 24, 2018

UC and the California Nurses Association met on Apr. 18-19 to continue negotiations for a new contract for UC nurses. UC’s goal is to achieve a multi-year, comprehensive contract that recognizes the critical role nurses play in patient care, and maintains market-competitive wages, excellent health and retirement benefits, and good working conditions for nurses.

Apr 19, 2018

Dear colleague: I am writing to let you know that UC is increasing your wages and providing you and your service worker colleagues with good health and retirement benefits. As we informed you, we recently presented AFSCME with a final settlement offer that included:

Apr 19, 2018

AFSCME, the union representing UC’s patient care and service employees, has asked service and patient care employees to authorize union leaders to call a strike against UC. In UC’s view, strikes unfairly impact patients, students and employees, and should not be used as a negotiating tactic.