University Professional and Technical Employees, CWA 9119, is the exclusive representative union for healthcare, research, and technical professional employees throughout the University of California system. Over 12,000 UC employees are represented statewide by UPTE in the Healthcare (HX), Research (RX), and Technical (TX) contracts, with over 3,000 of those employees at UCSF. UPTE Local 7 San Francisco members work in approximately 100 different jobs, from Case Managers, Clinical Lab Scientists, Child Life Specialists, Clinical Social Workers, Dietitians, Medical Interpreters, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and beyond in the HX unit, to Clinical Research Coordinators and Staff Research Associates in the RX unit, to Animal Technicians, Business Technology Support Analysts, Lab Assistants, Lifeguards, Systems Administrators, and beyond in the TX unit.
UPTE Local 7 members work all over San Francisco from the UCSF sites of Mission Bay, Mission Center, Mount Zion, and Parnassus, to San Francisco General Hospital, to 982 Mission, to a laboratory at Hunter’s Point, and beyond. We have members working at UCSF-affiliated sites in other locations, including Oakland, Richmond, and Fresno.
UPTE is a democratic, member-run union made up entirely of UC employees and retirees. Decisions are made by UPTE members and their elected representatives. Our success is due to the high level of activism among our members. After eight days of strikes in 2018 and 2019, UPTE secured its best HX, RX, and TX contracts ever in August 2019. These contracts include regular raises totalling at least 29% from 2019 to 2024, daily overtime, and maintaining one of the best pensions in the country, with maximum retirement still at age 60.
We invite you to join us. For more information, please call us at 415-753-8783, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For any workplace concerns, representational matters, or questions about terms and conditions of employment as per our contracts, you may also reach UPTE Local 7 Chief Steward Nino Maida at firstname.lastname@example.org, or UPTE Local 7 President Jason Rosenbury at email@example.com or 917-796-7741.