UC was scheduled to meet with the University Professional and Technical Employees union (UPTE) May 16-17, 2013 at UC Merced regarding a new contract covering UC’s research and technical staff.

However, UPTE canceled this week’s bargaining session due to the university’s pursuit of a restraining order against an UPTE healthcare employees’ sympathy strike at UC medical centers scheduled for May 21.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for June 3-6 at UC San Diego.