Society of Professionals, Scientists, and Engineers – University of Professional & Technical Employees Local 11, CWA Local 9119, AFL-CIO.
SPSE-UPTE was founded in 1973 by a group of LLNL Scientists and Engineers in response to the many negative management policies of the 1970′s. Initially the founders were brought together by concern over a series of layoffs which seemed to be arbitrary, unfair, and contrary to the best interests of the Laboratory.
SPSE-UPTE protects and improves the rights of employees. We stand up to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to ensure that all employees receive the respect and fairness they deserve.
In October of 2008, the Skilled Trades were the first to vote for SPSE-UPTE representation. They elected a bargaining committee and negotiated an enforceable contract with Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC.
SPSE-UPTE is a democratic, member-run union made up entirely of LLNL employees. Decisions are made by SPSE members and their elected representatives. Our success is due to the high level of activism among our members.
Today SPSE-UPTE continues to work for a better Laboratory. We are committed to building a Lab that is well managed and accountable; one that will provide secure jobs with fair wages, along with high quality research and accessible education.
Management needs to hear from us. They can’t hear us one at a time, they need to hear from a strong employee organization that wants to make the Lab a better place. We invite you to join us.
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