UPTE Update: SysAdmins Day of Action, Student Debt Relief, Workplace Actions, & More
UC SysAdmins Pile the Pressure on UCOP With Statewide Day of Action
On Sept 7, delegations of Systems Administrators showed their unity and strength by hand-delivering a letter signed by hundreds of UC SAs from across the state to their Campus leadership. They are demanding that UC provide raises that have been withheld since 2019, as UC opposed their joining UPTE. They are also negotiating for fair pay scales that will allow them to stay at UC for the rest of their careers. UPTE also continues to pursue an Unfair Labor Practice charge over the denial of these raises.
Student Debt Relief Call
Join CWA’s Public, Education, and Healthcare Workers for a call Today, Monday, September 26th at 4PM PST to learn more about this program and how you can benefit.
Part Time Faculty Continue to Move MSJC in Bargaining
After several months of bargaining, Mt. San Jacinto College Associate Faculty continue to move the District at the bargaining table. Through sustained organizing and repeated mobilization of UPTE members at MSJC, our Union has moved the District to more than triple their compensation offer, as well as begin to offer retroactive pay. MSJC Associate Faculty are hopeful that these changes will mark an improved relationship with District management, but are prepared to continue to campaign as long as necessary to win equity for all Associate Faculty members at MSJC.
Healthcare Workers Fighting for Patient Care
Nurse Case Managers and Rehabilitation Therapists across the state have organized and confronted their management directly, after their concerns about short-staffing and other working conditions have gone ignored. These actions have already had an impact in a number of worksites – leading to commitments to hire additional workers or to sit down and formally negotiate over working conditions. UPTE’s committed healthcare professionals won’t stop until patient care concerns are addressed!
CIR Strike Vote at UCSF-CHO
Frontline doctors at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents – SEIU, have voted to authorize their union’s bargaining committee to call for an unfair labor practice strike in response to the hospital’s bad faith bargaining conduct–with 100% of the 97.8% of members who voted voting “yes.” If the doctors pursue a strike, it would be the first time CIR union members have done so in 32 years.