October 2018 Strike

UPTE Solidarity Strike! October 23-25

UPDATE: On October 24th we will be concentrating our forces at certain medical centers; please see the updated chart below.

UPTE pickets will be running from 8am-2pm at all locations. You must spend 5 hours at the picket line, signing in and out, to receive strike assistance. Some pickets may run slightly longer based on local needs.

Please contact your UPTE Leadership Development Coordinator for more information and any questions.

What? 3-Day Strike!

Why? In solidarity with the AFSCME Patient Care Unit’s struggle for a fair contract. UC is hoping to see that the Supreme Court’s Janus decision has weakened UPTE: this is our most important opportunity to show UC that we are more committed than ever to making sure that all UC workers are treated with justice and dignity.  

When? No one should report to work for shifts beginning in the 72 hours between October 23, 4am – October 26, 4am. Instead, report to your picket line (listed below) by 9AM on each day of the strike – October 23, 24, and 25th.

Where? Locations Listed below.

Thousands of UPTE Healthcare (HX), Research (RX), and Technical (TX) members have just voted to authorize a strike, with 97% voting YES. AFSCME 3299 has announced that Patient Care Technical workers (EX) will strike October 23-25 and UPTE is calling a sympathy strike by the members of the HX, RX and TX Units. We know that this will be our biggest strike ever – but we have to make sure that all of our co-workers are committed to join us on the picket lines each day of the strike.

UC just announced the insulting terms it is imposing on PCT workers – increases to healthcare premiums, a risky 401k opt out, flat wages that don’t even keep up with inflation. We have to show UC that we won’t let UC get away with spending more and more on their own 1% at the same time they impose cuts on our Patient Care Technical co-workers. We have the power to make sure that UC serves the interests of students, workers, patients, and the community; not just Chancellors, CEOs, and Regents.

Everyone in UPTE’s Healthcare (HX), Research (RX), and Technical (TX) units should report to the picket line at 9 am instead of going to work for all 3 days of the strike – with the exception of a small number of employees who UPTE will notify directly, several days before the strike.

Your right to strike is legally protected, so make sure to let UPTE know if management attempts to intimidate you or retaliates against you in any way. Read our FAQ and a letter from our Legal Counsel if you have any additional questions!  See you on the picket lines! Let’s show the Regents that we are fighting for a UC For the Many, Not the Few!

Our attorneys on your right to strike

What should I tell my supervisor? FAQs

Press Release

Essential Employees Bulletin

 

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LOCATION 

OCT 23 & 25 ADDRESS

OCT 24 ADDRESS

UC Berkeley

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

UC Davis Campus

Orchard and La Rue Road, Davis

2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento

UC Davis Med Center

2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento

2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento

UC Irvine Campus

4160 Pereira Drive, Irvine

101 The City Drive S., Orange

UC Irvine Med Center

101 The City Drive S., Orange

101 The City Drive S., Orange

UC Los Angeles Ronald Reagon Med Center

757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

UC Los Angeles Santa Monica Hospital

1250 16th Street, Santa Monica

757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

UC Merced

2997 East Bellevue Blvd., Merced

2997 East Bellevue Blvd., Merced

UC Riverside

900 University Avenue, Riverside

101 The City Drive S., Orange

UC Santa Barbara

Storke Tower UCSB, Santa Barbara

Storke Tower UCSB, Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

UC San Diego Campus

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla

UC San Diego Hillcrest Med Center

200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego

200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego

UC San Diego La Jolla Med Center

9300 Campus Point Drive, San Diego

9300 Campus Point Drive, San Diego

UC San Francisco Med Center Parnassus

505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco

1825 4th Street, San Francisco

UC San Francisco Med Center Mission Bay

1825 4th Street, San Francisco

1825 4th Street, San Francisco

LBNL

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley