The University of California employs about 9,770 service workers who provide essential custodial, transportation and other basic support services at all campuses and medical centers. Service employees work in various departments from housing and dining services to laboratories and mail rooms.

The systemwide unit is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The university values its service employees and is working hard to negotiate a fair agreement with AFSCME.

The current contract for this bargaining unit is in effect through October 31, 2024 and there are no active negotiations taking place. Negotiations for the next contract will begin before the current contract expires.