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Learn the Facts about Negotiations between AFSCME and UC

The University of California values our more than 220,000 employees and their contributions to our mission of education, research and public service. AFSCME members in the Service and Patient Care Technical Units are part of the UC community that is fueling the growth of California and changing the world.

UC’s proposals ensure fair and competitive pay and benefits

UC is committed to our represented workers and to providing competitive pay and benefits for all staff and faculty, regardless of union affiliation. As a public university system, we work to balance our responsibilities to students, faculty, staff, retirees and taxpayers. The 'Bargaining Updates' section on the left side this page outlines UC's most recent offer to AFSCME.

Strikes should be an option of last resort

AFSCME organized a strike in early May, delaying medical care for patients and disrupting students’ academic studies and access to campus services. AFSCME leadership says they are ready to organize another strike if UC does not meet their demands for a 24% increase in wages over the term of the contract and additional employment guarantees. UC would like to go back to the negotiating table to find a workable solution.

UC wants to correct misinformation and rumors. View the official bargaining updates and benefits section on this site and decide for yourself if supporting or participating in another strike is the best way to reach agreement.

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