Strike Vote

After more than a year of bargaining UPTE and UC met with a state-appointed mediator to discuss Research and Technical Professional (RX & TX) negotiations on Thursday, September 27th but were unable to make any progress.

UC officially filed for impasse in Healthcare Professionals (HX) negotiations on September 26th. Given UC’s behavior thus far, UPTE agrees that we are at impasse, which means mediation will be scheduled for HX negotiations shortly.

This bring UC closer to imposing their cuts: denying step increases while offering only 2% raises that don’t keep up with the cost of living, undermining our pension, and increasing healthcare costs while cutting benefits.

UC’s recent agreement with the California Nurses Association (CNA) shows that we don’t have to sacrifice our pension for a fair contract. However, UC is hoping that their stalling tactics have weakened our resolve. If we want to see the contract we deserve, we have to show UC that we will strike again, even stronger than in May.

UPTE’s Systemwide Executive Board strongly recommends a ‘YES’ vote, to authorize your Officers to call for a strike if that becomes necessary under any of the following circumstances:

  1. If UC is unwilling to offer us a fair contract after impasse proceedings
  2. To protest UC’s refusal to bargain in good faith or illegal tactics
  3. Showing solidarity with other unions

Pledge to strike today by filling out this form! Your vote is secret; your pledge lets UPTE know we can count on you to strike.

Click here to read a letter from UPTE’s legal team regarding your rights to strike!

Stop by one of the following locations to discuss and cast your ballot! Only UPTE members are eligible to vote. We encourage everyone to show UC that you’re standing together by joining or renewing your membership TODAY. If you are unable to vote in person you can request an absentee ballot by clicking here. Absentee ballots must be requested by October 8th at 2pm.

UC San Diego Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 10/10
8:00am-6:00pm UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center Cafeteria
8:00am-6:00pm UCSD Thornton-Jacobs Medical Center Cafeteria
8:00am-6:00pm UCSD Campus Price Center, Food Court near Burger King
UC San Francisco Tuesday 10/9 
8:00am-5:30pm, UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center (Main Hospital) Cafeteria
8:00am-5:30pm, UCSF Parnassus Medical Center (Main Hospital) Cafeteria
8:00am-2:00pm, SFGH Cafeteria 
11:00am-2:00pm Mt. Zion Cafeteria

Wednesday 10/10

8:00am-5:30pm, UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center Cafeteria
8:00am-5:30pm, UCSF Parnassus Medical Center Cafeteria
9:00am-1:00pm, China Basin Clinical Lab Break Room
12:00pm-1:00pm Genentech Hall, S204
UC Santa Cruz Tuesday 10/9
9:30am-11:00am Student Health Center parking lot
11:30am-1:00 pm Seymour Discovery Center parking lot
1:30pm-3:00pm Arboretum main office parking lot     

Wednesday 10/10
10:30am-5:30pm, Kerr Hall loading dock (back entrance of Kerr Hall)

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento) Tuesday 10/9
7:00am-7:00pm, UC Davis Medical Center (Main Hospital) Cafeteria 
11:30pm-1:30pm, Broadway Building Cafe Patio
11:00am-1:00pm, STC    

 

Wednesday 10/10
8:30am-5:30pm, UC Davis Medical Center (Main Hospital) Cafeteria
11:30am-5:30pm, ACC Ellison Cafeteria 
11:00am-3:00pm, Cannery Break Room

UC Davis Campus Tuesday 10/9 
7:30am-5:30pm, The Silo
7:30am-5:30pm, Mondavi Center
10:00am-1:30pm VMTH Scrubs Cafeteria
2:00pm-4:00pm VMTH Radiology Break Room
7:00am-1:00pm Primate Center     

Wednesday 10/10
7:00am-1:00pm, Scrubs Cafeteria, VMTH
8:00am-5:30pm, The Silo
8:00am-5:30pm, The Quad
10:30am-11:30am TRACS
12:00pm-1:00pm Mouse Biology Program

UC Berkeley Tuesday 10/9
10:00am-11:00am, Pat Brown’s Cafe
11:00am-12:00pm, CSS (1608 4th St., Rm 122)
12:00pm-1:00pm, Botanical Garden Lunch Room
12:30pm-1:30pm, Cesar Chavez, South Side Lobby, 1st Floor
3:00pm-4:00pm, Life Sciences Addition, North Lobby     

Wednesday 10/10
10:00am-11:00am, Stanley Hall, Yali’s Café Patio
12:00pm-1:00pm, Doe Library, Rm. 303. (Membership Meeting)
12:00pm-1:00pm, Tang Center: Class of ’42 Room off main lobby
2:00pm-3:00pm, Haas Business School, Main Courtyard

UC Los Angeles Tuesday 10/9
8:00 am – 6:00 pm – RRMC Outside Picnic Tables, Cafeteria South Entrance
9:30 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Bean, 950 Westwood Blvd 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – CHS Courtyard outside School of Medicine Bookstore
10:30 am – 4:30 pm – SMUCLA Cafeteria
11:30 am – 2:00 pm – Hammer-Courtyard 
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – North Campus Under Coral Tree Outside Macgowan Hall
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Brentwood Corral Tree Coffee Shop, 11645 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Gonda/MRL Courtyard    

Wednesday 10/10
8:00 am – 6:00 pm – RRMC Outside Picnic Tables, Cafeteria South Entrance 
9:00 am -5:00 pm – CHS Courtyard outside School of Medicine Bookstore 
10:30 am – 4:30 pm – SMUCLA Cafeteria
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Hammer Courtyard
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Rehab 1000 Veteran Outside benches by turnaround and big tree (A level)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Science Quad, in front of Boelter Hall
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – 1o Speed Coffee, 1919 Santa Monica Blvd
12:00 pm – 3:00pm – North Campus Under Coral Tree Outside Macgowan Hall
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Olympic Lab Lunchroom

UCI Medical Center Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 10/10
8:00am – 6:00pm UCI Douglas Hospital Cafeteria
UCI Campus Tuesday 10/09  – Humanities Room, 10am-4pm

Wednesday 10/10  – Mcgaugh Hall 10am-4pm

UC Santa Barbara Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 10/10 
12-1 pm Student Health Center
11:15- 1:30pm CAPS (Annex Courtyard)
UC Merced Wednesday 10/10 
10:00am – 2:00pm Lantern Cafe
LBNL Tuesday 10/9
12:00pm-1:00pm, Building 54 – Perseverance Hall addition (Small Room)
12:00pm-1:00pm, JBEI – Lobby Conference Room    

Wednesday 10/10
12:00pm-1:00pm, JGI – Room 100-101

UC Riverside Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 10/10

8am-5pm HUB