UC has asked UPTE to come back to the table for additional Healthcare Professionals (HX) negotiations on June 6th and Research (RX) and Technical (TX) Professionals negotiations on June 17 and 18th.
These sessions are the product of the hard work and sacrifice that thousands of UPTE members have made over the past 2 years. UC has signaled that they are prepared to come with a serious offer, but such an offer needs to acknowledge our sacrifice as well as the contribution we make to the University day-in and day-out.
UPTE is still prepared to fight and strike – if necessary – for a fair contract, against UC’s unfair labor practices, or in solidarity with other unions. Sign a strike pledge today to let us know that you are going to keep building power as we wait to find out whether UC is truly ready to make a fair offer.
Make sure to talk to your co-workers and let them know that these sessions are evidence that our efforts have moved these negotiations – and can continue to do so. Remember, the fight is not over until UPTE members vote to approve a contract!