UPTE members at the University of California have voted overwhelmingly to ratify new contracts that cover 16,000 Healthcare, Research, and Technical workers. The agreement, which runs through 2024, once again protects the world-class pension plan that has served UC workers for decades and provides total raises of 29% to 32%. Other victories include protections on parking and healthcare rates, daily overtime pay, and equity raises for many job titles across the university system.
Members voted over the past two weeks in record numbers and approved the tentative agreements by 95% (TX), 96% (RX), and 96% (HX). Over two years of negotiations and mobilization, UPTE waged five powerful strikes and countless other actions in order to reach this milestone. The historic turnout for this vote completes a successful chapter in our union’s history.
Without the dedication and continued engagement of our members, this victory could not have been possible. However, the work of our union is not over. We must defend the victories we have achieved and continue to work locally to improve and protect our working conditions. Contact your local representative to get involved today!
Jamie McDole, President
Joaquin Chavez, Vice President
Dan Russell, Executive Vice President
Fernando Martinez, Secretary
Shanna Vela, Treasurer