The University of California employs nearly 17,149 registered nurses who provide vital medical services at the five UC medical centers, 10 campus student health centers and numerous outpatient clinics throughout the UC system.

The university operates the nation’s largest health sciences and medical training program, and its network of medical centers and associated facilities represents the fourth-largest health care delivery system in California. UC medical centers provide patient care services valued at nearly $7 billion annually, accounting for more than 3.9 million clinic visits and more than 290,000 emergency room visits a year.

All non-supervisory, non-managerial registered nurses are in this systemwide bargaining unit, which is represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA).

The current contract for this bargaining unit is in effect through October 31, 2022 and there are no active negotiations taking place. Negotiations for the next contract will begin before the current contract expires.

Bargaining Updates