The Clerical Unit (CX) is a systemwide bargaining unit of non-supervisory clerical and related positions at UC campuses, medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The unit is represented by Teamsters Local 2010. Currently, the unit includes approximately 11,640* employees.
An approximate breakdown of the number of CX represented employees at each location is as follows:
|Davis (Campus & Medical Center)||1,529|
|Irvine (Campus & Medical Center)||873|
|Los Angeles (Campus, Medical Center & OP)||3,211|
|San Diego (Campus & Medical Center)||1,543|
|San Francisco (Campus & Medical Center)||1,865|
*FTP Data, April 2016
The state Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) was amended in January 2000 to establish an "agency shop" at the University of California (HEERA §3583.5). By law, UC employees who are represented by a union but do not join and pay membership dues are required to pay a "fair share" fee through mandatory paycheck deductions. The deductions are paid to the union to help cover the union's costs for negotiations, contract administration, and related representational activities.
Fair share fees must be paid by all employees in the CX Unit who are not members of Teamsters Local 2010 whether or not they support the union. The only exception under the law is for an employee "who is a member of a bona fide religion, body or sect that has historically held conscientious objections to joining or financially supporting public employee organizations."(HEERA §3584). Employees may apply to Teamsters Local 2010 for conscientious objector (CO) status. Once Teamsters Local 2010 grants CO status, the employee may select one of the charities agreed to by Teamsters Local 2010 and UC, to which the fees will be paid (see chart below).
Employees who wish to apply for conscientious objector status should contact Teamsters Local 2010 directly.
Teamsters Local 2010 dues structure and fair share fees
(effective July 2014)
|Dues Structure / Values||Agency Fee Amount||CO Charities|
|1.44% of retirement gross||1.44% of retirement gross||Pediatric AIDS; Komen Foundation; Oxfam|